Thoracic MRI - Congenitally small disc with waisting of the disc space the lower cervical spine at C6-C7. Mild to moderate disc space narrowing and anterior osteophyte formation from T2-T12. Endplate irregularity from T10-T12. Some type 1 discogenic vertebral marrow signal change is present anteriorly at T4-T5. Mild anterior wedging in the mid and lower dorsal spine. T6-T7 mild posterior disc bulge. Moderate dorsal spondylosis. May be mild, old, Scheurmanns disease.
Lumbar MRI - L5-S1 there is concentric bulging of the disc and central protrusion without evidence of frank extrusion or central spinal stenosis. There is facet arthropathy. L4-L5 shows small subligamenious disc herniation indenting the anterior aspect of the thecal sac.
Having severe mid back pain for last two years. Arms, legs and shoulders also. Left hand constantly swelled. Have even had chest pain and tightness. Have tried physical therapy, epidural spine shots, cortisone shots and pain management. Nothing. Doctors don't seem to want to listen or care. Sent MRI's to Laser Spine Institue, they replied with Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Facet Disease and Bulging/Herniation. But they do not work with my health insurance. Where to go from here?