Mri report stats protrusion herniation of my C-5 c-6 disc after visting pain management the doc called it an chronic herniation. How do they determine what is going on by just the mri ? At this point he wants to continue with nerv blocks and epidurals of which has not been very fruitful for me so far with the lower back problems and the arthritis. Can anyone offer up advice of what they have had done for this problem ? And what exactly is an chronic herniated disc ?