Re: Both Shoulders in pain
You can herniate a disk and not have it touch any nerves. And even once it does touch nerves, it may not hurt very much and just feel like a sore muscle. Then all of a sudden, it pushes out a tiny amount more and BINGO, you have major nerve pain. Disks are spongy and continue to herniate over years and years.
They grade the amount of compression on a nerve as minimal, mild, moderate and severe and most people don't feel much until it hits the moderate level. Once it hits severe, it is in danger of killing the nerve and paralyzing the affected muscles.
You should have your shoulder pain checked out just to make sure it's not your neck. Big difference between a aching joint or muscle and a nerve about to paralyze your shoulders. And no one can tell just by looking.