Hello...new to this forum and trying to gather information. I'm a young mom with bulging 4/5?and herniated 5/6 disc. Radiating pain and numbness started in September. The radiculopathy is actually not horrible. The neck pain, headaches etc is terrible. Pain doctor is sending me back to the surgeon since injections have not provided much long term relief. Can anyone offer insight? I feel like my only option might be surgery....but I have read that for many it doesn't help their neck...only the arm pain. I'm at a loss, but I'm young and healthy and I can't imagine doing nothing.