Can someone translate this diagnostic report for me? For the past 2-3 months I've had mild/moderate pain ion the left side of my lower neck that radiates into my left forearm and hand. The pain is bearable (maybe 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 10) but there is occasional mild tingling/numbness that is also uncomfortable. I believe this condition came about due to my frequent lifting of heavy weights (2-3x a week I lifted low reps/max weights and would feel pain in my neck during the exercise but the pain would go away shortly after until a few months ago).
Had MRI done last week and this was the resulting report:
"There is reversal of the normal lordotic curvature. The bones are otherwise aligned anatomically. There is no subluxation. There is no evidence of fracture or subluxation. The vertebral body heights are preserved. There is mild disc space narrowing and degenerative endplate change at C6-C7. Posterior elements are intact. Facets are symmetric. There is no prevertebral soft tissue swelling. No significant foraminal narrowing.
Impression: mild degenerative disc disease at C6-C7"
I went to the doctor last month and we thought it was a pinched nerve so she gave me meloxicam and told me to stop exercising for a while. The symptoms haven't improved since then. I'm going to the doctor next week to discuss the results of the MRI but if possible would like some insight here so I can do my own research beforehand, thanks!