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Hello Kmmyhk,
I to have C5-6 left foraminal herniation which results in moderate foraminal stenosis. I have had pain for many years. I did the physical therapy for several weeks. It did not help my pain. The only thing that gave me some relief for a few hours was heat wraps. I also first started with headaches and they turned to migraines. I know take Imitrex for them. I occasionaly drop things when holding them in my right hand. The pain can radiate down my right are or from middle of my neck right into my head or between my shoulder blades. I guess it decides were it want to go.lol

I also had lumbar problems and had a series of 3 ESI's. They had made my back and leg worse. I only tries one cervical ESI and it put be in bed for a couple of days. It did not give me any relief. So I finally told pain management no more. Prior to my lumbar fusion I was giving the alternative of cervical of lumbar fusion from my neuro surgeon. I picked the back as be able to walk was more important to me. These days I am not feeling the neck pain as much but, that is because I am constantly on pain meds for my lumbar fusion recovery.
I went to a chiro years ago before I knew what was wrong with my neck. That was one of my biggest mistakes. They made me so much worse. I will never trust them. I have heard horror stories with chiro's. I have also heard many people have less pain with chiro care. I guess it depends on the person and the condition.
Are you seeing a neuro surgeon and do you go to pain management? Have your doctors suggested any kind of treatment? I do think that it is great that it is shrinking. I did not know that herniated disks could do that. Have you purchased any cervical pillows as they do help me? I wish you the best of luck.

Lumbar MRI 10/02
Lumbar Lordosis
L5-S1 disc herniation with moderate thecal sac deformity.
L4-5 disc desiccation with bulge which results in mild thecal sac deformity and mild bilateral foraminal stenosis.
L2-3 disc desiccation with Schmorl’s nodule of L3.
Lumbar Epidural 1/30/03
Lumbar Epidural 2/12/03
Lumbar Epidural 2/26/03
Lumbar Discogram 5/23/03
Lumbar CatScan 5/23/03
Posterior Fusion & Infuse on L4,L5,S1 6/30/03
Cervical MRI 10/02
Loss of cervical lordosis with reversal of the curvature.
C4-5 and C6-7 disc bulges resulting in flattening of the ventral margin of the cord.
C5-6 there is a left foraminal herniation which results in moderate foraminal stenosis In addition, there is flattening of the ventral margin of the cord due to bulging disc.
Cervical Epidural 5/19/03