Before I get started, here was my last MRI result from October 2014. I have not done anything since:
C3-4 broad-based disc herniation wih significant cord impingement
C4-5 disc bulge without signigicant stenosis, very mild stenosis
C5-6 disc bulge resulting in cord compression and bilateral C6 root impingement
C6-7 central disc herniation resulting in significan cord impingement
I suspect most of this came from chiropractic work, since I was going to them when my body was weakend from a virus (not the best time). Now I have neck pain.
When I walk around and do things, I am perfectly fine. My issue seems to be while sitting. Example, I'm at work right now and it feels like, as I sit here, my neck is compressing on me and super tight. Or, another example, is if I go to an event at a stadium, I can only sit in a certain area (usually lower level). If I go higher, my neck gets super tight and then tenses up my whole body and I get a sense of feeling off balance when sitting down. I actually have to hold on to the seats because of the sense. It's like it messes with my vision somehow. Never used to have this prior to the work I had done.
In other cases, I am ok, especially in a level area like a bus, train, plane, etc. I'm curious to know if anyone else had these issues, how did you cope, did you ever do anything to fix it or did it ever go away?
I'm considering another round of PT but finding the time to do so is tough right now. Obviously, I am afraid of any surgeries and trying to avoid these at all costs (too many stories are scaring me from it).