I am 39 years old and have been diagnosed with bulging disks C1 thru 4. Been fighting with it hard over this past year. I have been very aggressive in trying to slow the progression of my pain and numbness. The ESI's helped with the numbness but not the pain. Facet injections helped the pain, but only for a couple of weeks at a time, so my Dr suggested RF which I had done in early Dec. I had done my homework, and it seemed like I couldn't find any one experience that was negative except for they had gotten no relief. Well, I not only didn't get any relief, I got WORSE! Has anyone been in this situation? What did you do next? My neck feels unstable, stiff, and just wrong. I can move my neck from side to side just barely rubbing the sore areas. Not long ago I began dropping things. I have dropped a whole cup of coffee on myself and my new couch, and my beverage fell out of my hand while I was working at my computer, and that turned out bad. This is all very frustrating!!
I need suggestions on what tests I should assert myself to ask for, as I haven't had an MRI done in 2 years. I would like to know what has helped others when all of the above treatments fail??? Help! I'm 39, I am not willing to give in to this thing! Any advise would be greatly appreciated.