Can a 4 bulging disk in the neck cause shoulder, neck, and upper back pain on both sides? What could it be that didn't show on the MRI?

Yes. If you have 4 bulging discs in your neck they could cause all the symptoms you just described on both sides. If it was a c4 disc bulge that can also cause all the symptoms you just described. Lastly looking at your age, i would surprised to see a lot of pathology but it is possible. If this was related to a car accident, it could also be whiplash injury as well.
Not sure. Pain in the areas listed are common and difficuilt to pinpoint as to cause. Muscles, tendons, joints, disks have all been 'blamed' for such symptoms. Overuse, inflammation, trauma, stress can all be potential sources. If you are not improving with time, exercise, over the counter medication, see your primary doctor or a spinal doctor.

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Kyphotic lordosis and 4 bulging disc seen in mri. Could this be the cause for my neck, shoulder and upper back pain? What could the pain b from?

Kyphosis. Normally your neck has a lordosis. Kyphosis is when the normal curve is reversed. This can put stress on the spine and lead to bulging discs. Tears in the annulus of the disc or nerve impingement can cause neck and shoulder pain. I would go to your neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain. Read more...
Yes. If you have 4 bulging discs in your neck they could cause all the symptoms you just described on both sides. If it was a c4 disc bulge that can also cause all the symptoms you just described. Lastly looking at your age, i would surprised to see a lot of pathology but it is possible. If this was related to a car accident, it could also be whiplash injury as well. Read more...

From being really active to not so much. Have neck shoulder and upper back pain, dull. Mri shows bulging disc and kyphosis. Result of no excersise?

Kyphosis. Kyphosis can be either the result of degenerative diseases (such as arthritis), developmental problems (common example being scheuermann's disease), osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebrae, or trauma. The disc bulge may have occurred during your times of high activity. However, the best path from now is to see physical therapist for balanced exercise plan. Read more...

Mri done, 4 bulging disc in my neck. Could this be the cause of my shoulder, upper back pain, and arm pain? Could the disc be touching a nerve?

Possible. Suspect that the MRI was done to evaluate this possibility. Need to see a spine surgeon. Read more...
Neck pain. The bulging discs could be the source of the pain. Generally, neck exercises, physical therapy and chiropractic care can eliminate the pain. Headaches can also be caused by poor alignment and bulging discs in the neck. Read more...

Could kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in the neck cause neck, shoulder, and upper back pain. Gone to a lot of physicians and nobody can give me an answer?

Yes. They can all cause pain. You need to see either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon specializing in neck conditions. Read more...
Definitely, but... Well, kyphosis and cervical disc bulges can certainly cause neck, shoulder and upper back pain, but it by no means that this is what's causing your pains. Before giving up, make sure you've been to a physiatrist or anesthesiologist with fellowship training in spine/pain. Read more...

Kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in the neck, have neck, shoulder and upper back pain, want relief, and have anxiety that it could be something serious?

Below. Could be as simple as muscle pain and just need some physical therapy. With that history though, you'd want to be fully evaluated by a spine specialist (physiatry or anesthesia pain management, or an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon). Make sure you take you MRI images to the first visit. Read more...