I had a disappointing appointment with a Orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in cervical spine and is highly rated in this area. I have a c5-c6 herniation and bulging at the c3 c4 level. My pain levels have gradually increased over the last year to the point that I am close to going on disability at work. When he asked me about my symptoms, I mentioned that I have some of the common symptoms (pain shooting down arms, pain in the trap and shoulders etc) However one of my worst symptoms is pain that shoots down into my upper/mid chest and simultaneously down my upper back - this only happens when i bend my neck forward and look downwards. So doing a chin to chest is excruciatingly painful as the pain is like an electric shock that travels from the neck into the chest and mid back. As I was explaining my symptoms, the doc abruptly cut me off and said that these particular symptoms are literally impossible to have as none of the cervical nerve roots travel to the chest. He then went into a rant about pain management and physical therapy and swiftly kicked me out. I am extremely frustrated and disappointed. Only someone living with this horrible pain can truly relate to these symptoms. I know my body and despite what the doctor told me I know for fact that my symptoms are real and stem from my neck. Have any of you experienced the same type of symptoms as a result of a cervical herniation? If so has your doctor taken you seriously?