I have arthritis all through my spine and all the other goodies that go hand in hand with it, spinal stenosis, bulging disks, osteophytes and scoliosis My last MRI was over 3 yrs ago so I'm sure my condition has deteriorated even more. Always had a crunchy neck to the the point of pivoting my head around makes me nauseous. Now I'm having pain on my right lower knob of my skull. It' not like a headache more of just a dull ache going down into my cervical spine. Anyone else have this problem? How often do you get new x-rays or MRI for your back pain? I do see PmDr for my back and get epidural injections for the lower spine. The shots help for about 6 months. It seems like I read some where epidural shots for upper cervical spine are not recommended. Have had tender point shots upper shoulder area. Should I ask for new x-rays and MRI? Any recommendations or suggestions for this high cervical neck and skull pain? Do use a microwave heated pad that feels good and take a Flexeril and pain meds.