The most common symptom of a cervical disc herniation is neck pain that radiates (spreads) down to the arm in various locations.
Try turning the head away from the painful side, that would be of help and avoid looking up as it would make the pain worse. Bending the head down would also give some relief
In general, conservative management would help. Immobilization with the neck in a flexed forward position may be helpful. Straining should be avoided. Medication in the form of an anti-inflammatory such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen may be taken.
Physical therapy such as mild stretching, exercise, heat, massage and ultrasound would be useful to relieve the pain.
Try these if pain still persists consult an orthopedic surgeon.
The white patches proabably are the non specific foci or the soft part of the bulged disc reflected as a soft tissue in the MRI.
My friend got a mri done on her right shoulder and it shows quite a few white and dark spots. She has limited movement and nerve spasms. What is wrong with her shoulder?