According to my MRI and my doctor. I have disc sapce narrowing at c5-c6 and c6-c7. There are bony spurs at both, and these indent and narrow the theca, but not the cord.
For months, I've had,neck pain and stiffness, arm pain, shoulder and upper back pain, burning, pins and needles, limited neck movement (side to side) so cannot drive safely. I get those dreadful 'electric shocks' if I move my head at times. Grinding and creaking when I move my head.
The Neuro surgeon says it's not bad enough for surgery, OK, I can live with that.......... But now, the Neuro and the family doctor, say that the pains, pins and needles, electric shocks, and stiffness, cannot possibly be because of the bone spurs or oseophytes, whatever they call them.
I am not a nut-case, nor am I imagining these awful sypmtoms, the family doc keeps dishing out Neurotin and morphine............which, since they say that my symptoms cannot be to do with the bone spurs and disc narrowing......I wonder why they keep giving them to me?
I have been referred to a Pain Managemtn Clinic, which I go to for the first time on Monday.
How can they say that my symptoms are too severe for the bone spurs to be causing them..........it's my neck, I KNOW what hurts and when.............I just don't know why any more.
I'm pinning great hopes on the Pain Management Clinic on Monday, I just want to be able to drive and feel like normal again.....Bloody Bone Spurs or not !