I am new to the world of spinal/neck pain and wow it hurts bigtime .
my pain started the morning after received neck adjustment from chiropractor,i seen physio about a sore shoulder for about 5 visits and then physio asked a chiropractor in the office to look at me and decided to do some back adjustments and I have never had them before,then chiropractor decided on another visit to adjust my neck I never had done before either .
the next morning I could not get out of bed,but I managed to hobble around for a few days
.I went to hospital and they did a MRI on me and discovered I now have a severely bulged disc on my C7 and this has been going on now for 3wks and the pain is terrible,my left arm,elbow,forearm,and 2 numb fingers .
standing seems to be the best position for me,but I cant stand all day.
doctor is suggesting I get cortisone injection to relieve pain and I am scared this will just hide the real problem and worried this will cause more damage down the road.
just wondering what to do, and if this is a permanent problem I will have to deal with the rest of my life or will it heal on its own
thanks in advance for any help or suggestions you may have .
my family doctor has me on
naproxen and hydromorphone....