Hello, I'm a new member. Thanks in advance for all the great information here! I went to see a neurologist at a local spine clinic this morning and he's scheduled me for a cervical MRI next week.
I've got numerous issues with migraines and pain in my neck/upper back/shoulder that I think stem from a fall where I broke my collarbone many years ago. I've been told I have winged scapula, scapular bursitis, and cervical arthritis by various docs over the years. Also, the spinous processes don't line up, and it's something I've worried about. On my MRI sheet my doctor wrote "attention to c5/6" so I guess that's where this is.
Here's a picture of what I'm talking about: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2700435843_e75a0a8c86.jpg?v=0
And a larger image: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2700441985_c0f07e550f.jpg?v=0
Has anyone else dealt with an issue like this, where the spinous proceses don't line up? Is it something that is likely to be a problem, or is it possible that it's just a normal deviation? I didn't have a lot of time to talk to my doc, and I probably won't again until we get back together to review the MRI results.
Also, any tips or pointers for the MRI?