I have been suffering since my 20s I am now 40. I had a herniated disc impinging nerve on the right side and now its is on the left side and have suffered for well over 1.5yrs with this one. I have for so many year gone through various forms of physio, acupuncture, massage, chiro, nerve freezing injections etc etc. I am lean, healthy but sit at a desk all day I am sure doesn't help but cant quit my job. I am daily horrid chronic inflammatory pain in my neck, into left trap, shoulder, down the back shoulder, nerve impingement. I have to ice daily, use a cream compound to help, don't want to use the medications they prescribe cause nothing really takes any of it away.
I am so done living like this. I have always been an active fit person. I tried physio mother's day weekend and they did some McKenzie core neck exercises I laid in bed crying like a baby the whole weekend.
I have given up and have booked surgery, Anterior C6-C7 dissection and fusion. I am so scared. I have osteophytes, degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis all noted on the MRI. My head feels like it weighs a tonne. I don't feel so bad after rest but by the end of the day it is so difficult to keep holding my head up with my neck.