Dr. Says "Severe Arthritis C6-C7" - Confused & in Pain
A week ago I had pain in my right neck & shoulder. Like a really bad stressful day. A couple days later my arm was painful & my fingers numb.
Nothing helped the pain. Went in and saw my doctor. She ordered x-rays & today she told me the results.
I am only 52 & work full time. We are very active!! I can't believe this diagnosis!!
The x-ray reads:
Degenerative disk disease fairly severe at
C5-C6 with narrowing, marginal spurring, and equivocal
retrolisthesis. There is also some narrowing and anterior
spurring at C6-C7. There is some lateral spurring bilaterally at
I feel like this is a death sentence!! I am in pain & now I feel like an old person.
We leave for Kona in 14 days. I am an advanced SCUBA diver & have a few trips planned. We also are an doing ATV tour. Should I cancel these?
My doctor has recommended that I see a physical medicine doctor.
Please give me some hope.