Hi-I posted previously but noone responded, so I will try again. I am only 49 and have lived with severe neck/shoulder pain for about 3 years now. Finally after trying the usual conservative stuff my neuro doc ordered an MRI. The results show bone spurs from C3 - C7 causing SEVERE foraminal stenosis. Also, a disc protrusion @ C6 level. The ONLY thing that has helped are steroids. Usually a 7-10 course will calm things down for a couple of weeks, but then again the pain creeps in and I am in excruciating pain again!! Does anyone have advice? Are surgeries a succes for this? It seems like, after reading the posts, surgery just causes more problems. I hope someone will take the time to reply.