Hi, iv suffered from a hernated disc for the past 16months. The biggest thing iv learn from doctors is to always trust ur own judgement. Doctors are wrong a lot of the time. I was told by numerous docs that my spine was fine n it was purely muscular. I worked a heavy lifting job for a year because I thought my muscles were just playing up and didn't think it was something server. It wasnt til I had left this job coz of the amount of pain I was in that I then saw a private physio who diagnosed me with a hernated disc in my tharasic area. Now because I worked on that for so long I now suffer disc problems in my neck, upper back and lower back. Always trust ur own judgement ur more than likely right.
I have a lot of neck problems now, I suffer from neck compression. Sometimes I feel it goin up into my head, if I push them muscles at the back of my head I feel it more. To me it don't feel like a headache, but everyone is different. I mean last week the back if my head was going numb wen I was laying on it. Was very strange. Ur spine supports ur entire body and I experiance symptoms everywhere, right down to my knees. Do as much research about it as u can, write it down n bring it to ur doctor, he probably isn't half as clued up as he makes out.
Hope this is of some help