had an MRI done a few years back, status has not changed.
Im not going to type the whole MRI report here. But in a nutshell:
At C5-6, there is osteophytic ridge with a small amount of disk material.
At C6-7, there is osteophytic ridging with associated disk material. More prominant in the right aspect of the canal. Degeneratie changes of the right uncovertebral joint are noted.
This issue started in the gym. Behind the neck military presses. I have tried physically therapy and acupuncture. Either has not given me long term relief. I have been on pain meds on and off. I try not use them unless the pain is unbearable. I can sleep OK at night. However sitting behind a desk all day, driving in a car and looking downwards for long periods of time can be grueling.
I have not tried massage therapy yet on a weekly/daily basis. Massage does provide relief but have not tried it consistently enough.
I am looking to schedule an appt for a pain management specialist.
Feed back is appreciated.