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neck and foot pain

YolandaYYolanda Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in New Member Introductions
I have just jointed this forum and I am sure I will find answers to my problems from friends who may be having similar problems and will share their experiences in this forum which may be of some help to me.
The GP referred me to an Orthopedics clinic, but they didn't think my problems were serious enough to be seen by them and I feel very frustrated! My neck and foot are very very painful - sometimes I have to take a day off. The GP has prescribed painkillers but how long can one survive only on painkillers? I had been for X-Rays of my neck and foot and I have given the findings. So can someone please go through the findings and let me know what they think of it and suggest some treatment.
Sometimes I am not very comfortable swallowing and sometimes I get choked and find it difficult to breathe. I get pain on my right arm and also don't have much grip on the pen when writing.
There is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis with a minimal 2 mm anterolisthesis of C2 and C3. There is moderate C2/3, C3/C4 and C4/5 height loss with end place spurring and end plate spurring also at other levels. There is mild to moderate facet osteoathrosis more pronounced on the right but also with bony encroachment at the left C2/3 neural foramen.
There is mild osteoarthrosis at the articulation between the navicular and 1st cuneiform and at the 2nd TMT joint with dorsal spurring noted.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are having chronic pain in your neck and foot..it is best that a doctor read your xray findings as they are trained and can give you a proper reading.please have a look around the forum and make yourself at home.. you will find plenty of information here on the forums and on the other sites..this is a great place to make new friends and i am sure you will find this to be true!! stop by anytime! there is always a spiney around! Jenny :)
  • Welcome to the forum. It can be painful and frustrating taking this journey. It was 13 - 15 years ago when I started seeking help for the pain in my neck, since Advil just wasn't doing much good and it hurt to just turn my neck. Eventually that led to an MRI and referral to an Orthopedic surgeon who said my neck wasn't operable. I had epidural shots that helped for a number of years, along with meds. Over time the shots helped less and less. My arthritis overall worsened. I had MRIs every couple of years or so. It wasn't until last year that I was told I was "surgical" and then I was recommended for surgery for my neck and low back.

    Do get second, even third opinion or see other types of specialists if you think that's right. You could see a rheumatologist to evaluate your arthritis. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. Feet are so specialized that I have had feet-related issues misdiagnosed. I hope your primary care doctor can help guide you.

    Take care,

    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
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