I guess I'm in now. If my neck arthritis isn't enough, I finally got the results of my low back MRI.
Grade 1 spondyloithesis L5-S1.
Facet arthropathy at L3-4 & synovial cyst, L4 nerve root compression.
Prominent spondyitic changes T11-T12.
I guess this explains my miserable sciatica & other symptoms. My GP is shipping me off to PM, so I guess that means he doesn't think this stuff is fixable.
I'm still in the mode of, "oh I'm sure I'll be feeling fine in a day or two." Haven't gotten my mind around the idea that this is a long term thing.