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.