Neck pain and headaches
I have herniated discs up high, C-2 & C-3 I think it is. I get terrible, terrible headaches that make me feel nauseous at times and are just throbing, and just recently found out from my general doctor as he was giving me a reflex test, that I do not respond to it on my right side. My middle finger jumped on my left side when he did it, but nothing at all responded on my right side. An orthaopedist said the nerve is pinching causing the headaches. I have also had epidurals which helped, but the problem kept coming back and my insurance won't cover them forever. I have constant pain in my shoulder muscle also. I recently saw an acupunturist who also performed thoracic manipulation on the right side and back of my neck. It was very painful and is very sore today after the therapy. I am just wondering if this is indeed safe and effective, and should it have hurt that badly when he was doing it? He assured me that he realized it was painful, but that it needed to be done to help in relieving the problem. I will definitely endure the pain if it will help, but I just wanted to be sure that this will be doing more good than harm. I am desperate anymore with these headaches!! Thanks so much!