Had a new mri a couple of weeks ago and got the results from NS today. He said that the herniated disc at C6-7 isn't as bad as it was last year (yay) but the spurs at C4-5 are causing my symptoms. They said for me have ESI's before surgery. His assistant said even if it doesn't help it will be a great diagnostic tool to show if surgery on that level will help? Anyone else been told this? I have a lot of questions about the ESI's. I told him that I'm afraid of the injections since the myelogram caused me so much trouble with my lower back and still does. He says they don't use as much contrast dye? Also my GP gave me steroid injections for something a few years ago and I turned red as a beet and felt like I was on fire. Is this kind of steroid the same? I think it was because of the wellbutrin I'm on. Has anyone else had this happen? I also had toradol injections last spring that caused me terrible stomach pain because I have ulcers. Would/could these injections do the same? Sorry for so many questions but I'll probably have many more while trying to decide whether or not to have these injections that they say insurance requires before surgery. Thank you all so much for any advice or opinions. I appreciate all of you very much.