While making supper tonight, I had turned my head to the left and felt a very large crack in my neck just below the base of my skull. Since then I have felt an increase of pain in my head, arms, neck and down my legs. Also have this feeling like my throat is restricted. I was taking a drink and it felt like my airways just closed up at the base of my neck. I've always had a issue with easily choking and my family tends to make fun of the fact that I can "choke on air" out of the blue. I have recently been diagnosed formally of having Cervical herniated discs of C5,C6 with spinal cord compression and myelopathy. I was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday but it has been cancelled because I have not been cleared by my PCP because of a different issue that they believe is an infection(but hasn't been proved). They insist that I see a dentist to get the infection taken care of before surgery. I was told by the neuro-surgeon that this cant be left too long because the risks of losing function in my arms or more. So obviously I am at a race against time. If this gets worse and I cant get my other issue taken care of I wonder how bad they would let it get before they just do the surgery. I am trying to take care of the problems but my insurance is awful and I cant afford much at all. They also want the money upfront before they will do any work. I am extremely frustrated and stressed because of this.