Hello everyone...was excited to find this site! Looks like a lot of good advice and findings. Looking for some advice on my situation. I was ready to set a surgery date for my left shoulder rotator cuff...can't lift left arm up, pain in shoulder, arm and shoulder blade...when the doctor was concerned about my neck pain. was sent for an xray and 2 MRIs and they found 2 herniated discs in my neck C5+C6. Pain is all on left side of body. Migraines everyday start from base of head and move up to behind eyes. Painful when tilting head to right side cause it pulls on the left side, stabbing chest pains, burning pains on left shoulder blade and feels like I have a golf ball under my shoulder blade. Pain runs down left arm to fingers. Bicep hurts and fingers freeze up in odd positions. Very painful to lift left arm so it's starting to freeze up. In a tremendouse amount of pain simply sitting, standing, can't sleep in tears everyday. So my arm has been put on hold until my neck is fixed. Dr thinks bulk of pain in arm is because of the neck issue. Started with pain pills and anti inflammatory meds but nothing is working. Pain just gets worse. Saw a pain management Dr today and he went over some options but he suggests doing a block because of the amount of pain I'm in and that the previous meds have not helped. I have heard nothing but bad things about the block so I don't know what to do. Do I do the block and then PT or just do PT first. Am I right in thinking if the block works it will lessen the pain for PT? Really concerned about doing the block and could use some advice.