I currently have 2 herniations in my neck, and moderate to severe stenosis in the C4-C5 region. The serious herniation is on my RIGHT side, but the issue I'm experiencing is on my LEFT side. I have chronic muscle tension and a dull aching pain on my left side. It's sometimes very stiff and difficult to turn my head. The muscle tension is constant and the only way to get SOME relief is to lay down.
A neurosurgeon I consulted advised NO surgery stating that since NO pain was on the RIGHT side, I wouldn't benefit from it anyway!
He did however suggest cervical facet joint injections. I'm going thru physical therapy and it has helped with my range of motion in regards to turning my head left or right.....but the constant muscle tension continues.....
Any suggestions that may help me please??http://www.spine-health.com/video/facet-joint-injections-procedure-video