I have been diagnosed with bulging discs (C5 and C 6) 3 years back due to some sharp pain at the left hand side of my chest. I can't remember any incident or accident that could have caused it.
I have seen several doctors and physio therapists ever since but I can't help but notice I feel constant pain in my neck and shoulders.
Physio therapy sessions including dry needling helps me to cure the acute pain but I never really feel an absence of pain and I can feel an ongoing discomfort in my upper back. I usually struggle with muscle spasms in my upper back and at times I have pain in my left arm, neck and chest.
I am generally a very active person but any work out that is too strenuous results in me feeling severe pain afterwards and so do massage therapies so that I usually end up having to see the physio to get rid of the pain caused by the massage. I try and stick to the my prescribed exercises and I take muscle relaxants and anti inflammatory medication irregularly.
Overall the pain I am feeling is bearable however, I would like to find out if there are ways to get rid of it completely without having to have surgery. Also what would be the prognosis for the future as this is starting to worry me. The physicians I have been seeing haven't really given me a tangible answer and opinions on the internet seem to vary when it comes to this condition.
I would highly appreciate your advises and I am looking forward to reading your suggestions.