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chronic neck pain

fullcircleffullcircle Posts: 1
edited 04/07/2015 - 10:34 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Am a new member and looking for advice about what is now chronic neck pain radiating to upper back, shoulders, and head.

protruding disks, canal stenosis, annular tear, unconvertrabal spurring, etc. shown on MRI. I don't know what this means.
Due to what I now know is doctors not believing patients have pain anymore and insurance companies not wanting to pay for the tests (MRI's etc), I have been shuffled around for 4 months with no relief, a 2.5 month long misdiagnosis of first Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis (no meds/help offered for these either). now will have to probably wait another month to see an ortho and/or neurosurgeon.

So (FRUSTRATED) I would like to see if anyone would be kind enough to share what they think those MRI results could mean.

Have had this chronic pain for 7 months, as well as sciatica which I have had in the past but that is another battle to fight to get that MRI, and all the while no relief, just fears of random diseases and doctors making a lot of money for doing nothing to help me. I feel I have been extremely patient, but

There is nobody on the forum qualified or permitted to interpret or advise on a scan this is something you need to discuss with your doctor




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  • Fullcircle, I suffered for over a year and a half before any one started to take me serious. I am 28 and have two degenerate discs in my lower neck and am just waiting to have my surgery scheduled. I have bad head, neck, shoulder, and arm pain. I was told I could have RA, FM, and all the other wonderful things doctors love to tell you before they send you for the more extensive tests. After two MRI's and an EMG they finally determined that all my pain has been coming from the bones in my neck just rubbing together because my discs and facet joints have degenerated to the point there is nothing left. I would say if you can fight to have the tests done...keep fighting.

    Don't give up on yourself you only have one life to live.

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