I found out Miles is accepting BCBS so I decided to see him. He didn't think I had any structural problems with my neck (Loss of curve and spondylosis), except for a disc issue. He sent me for a new MRI and of course showed what I already knew. That I had a small herniation there at C5-6. I didn't get a chance to press him to ask if the small insignificant bulge could cause all the pain I have in my neck and shoulders/upper back, so I have to write those down and drop them off. I had an epideral injection today in the neck, so we'll see how that goes. He did think that I have an impingement in my left shoulder so off to Dr. Thornburg I go for a sports med consult. I just need to get this pain under control. I had a LOT of pain just looking down to fill out the info paperwork, in less than five MINS. My new job will require me to look down A LOT. So, gotta control it.
If he doesn't give me the answers I need, I will seek out someone who will atleast TRY to explain (I do understand they aren't all knowing, so he may not have an answer but I want acknowledgement of the symptoms).
He seems pretty nice overall, so we'll see what happens. I am planning on going back to work the first of April, so we only have a few more weeks!
I'd be happy to hear back from you if you get the chance!