What Does a Cervical Herniation Feel Like?
I guess this is my worst fear right now. Been dealing with nonstop neck pain for over a week now. I've tried exercises, ice packs, heat, advil, nothing makes it go away completely.
Signs it could be herniated disc:
problem started after a blow to the back of head
started getting elbow pain and numbness in ring and pinky
Signs that it is not herniated disc:
Neck muscles feel very tight and strained, I can also trigger more pain if I rub in certain spots
Neck pain has gone away since my head injury, up to 2 weeks, then just came back
I am very sensitive to stress and very stressed out right now about this problem
No numbness or weakness in my upper arms, just the elbow pain and finger numbness
Exam by doctor and orthopedist - they didnt see anything wrong with my neck
What do you guys think? If a herniated disc was pinching my ulnar nerve, wouldn't it cause pain and sensations down the whole length, not just elbow to fingers
I just gotta stop worrying somehow. I am terrified that this neck pain will never go away. Please Help.