Have classic c6 pain in deltoid and buzz down to thumb. Physiatrist says get a cortisone shot. My feeling is shot will provide only temporary fix and not worth being lit up with fluoroscopy because impingement is from bony growth. Appreciate any thoughts on this and (possible) selection of nuero vs. oath surgeon. Cannot lay on floor without severe shoulder pain. I live in metro Boston.
Disc degeneration at C4-C5 and C5-C6. No focal disc protrusions or extrusions are identified. There is mild broad based posterior disc osteophyte complex at C5-C6.
Multilevel neural foraminal narrowing, severe on left, moderate on right, at C5-C6, caused by uncinate hypertrophy at each level
No evidence of central canal stenosis, cord compression or cord signal abnormality.