Hara, make sure you get a copy of the MRI report from your doctor. I was going to a PM doctor years ago when I had the first MRI done on my cervical area and she told me I had a buldging disc at one level. We continued on with PT, various shots, and anti-inflammatory meds with no improvement. I finally went to my Orthopedic doctor that had done my knee surgery to find out I had one buldging disc and another that had herniated. He refered me to a ortho that specialized with neck & back surgeries and I was off to have fusion surgery. I wasted so much time with that quack doctor. If it ever gets to the point where you can't work you will want to have copies of all your reports.
Also, make sure your doctors are aware of any herbal remedies you are trying. Good Luck and hope the MRI can explain your pain.
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3