2 Herniated Discs and 2 Bulging discs in neck with cord impingement
Saw my doctor today for a follow up with my MRI and he revealed the following:
C3-4 broad-based disc herniation wih significant cord impingement
C4-5 disc bulge without signigicant stenosis, very mild stenosis
C5-6 disc bulge resulting in cord compression and bilateral C6 root impingement
C6-7 central disc herniation resulting in significant cord impingement
He did not recceommend surgery. He said it was an option but it was not necessary as it wasn't serious enough to require it and it would be my very last option. He suggested a pain management specialist, but getting to one with my work schedule may be very very difficult. I believe he was trying to reccommend me to a friend of his more than anything else.
Can anyone reccommend any good exercises to help along with this? He suggested walking would help a lot (and it does already) but said I should go see the pain management specialist he reccommended. Any other thoughts or suggestions? I'm obviously not ruling out multiple opinions. He said to avoid chiropractic work as it could make things worse.
Strange I am not in more pain and the pain I've been having mostly seems to be around C1-C2 area, which came back normal on the MRI. Go figure!