I have been pretty busy since I had to have an MRI after a good sneeze. I have had Epidurals, Physical Therepy and am currently on 300mg Lyrica and 1000mg Naprosin. My latest MRI results are:
Unchanged Hemangioma in the left C5 vertebral body, left C5 pedicle, and left C5 articular process.
C3/4: Unchanged disc bulge in the neural foramina and resultant severe bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Mild posterior disc bulge mildly impresses on the spinal cord. Mild retrolisthesis of C3 on C4 by 2mm.
C4/C5: Left facet overgrowth with resultant moderate C4/C5 neural foraminal stenosis.
C5/C6: Moderate circumferential disc bulge. Partly capping osteophyte. Mild to moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Minimal impression on the spinal cord by the bisc bulge.
C6/C7: Bilateral neural foraminal disc bulge is present with resultant moderate to severe left and mild right neural foraminal stenosis.
The rest is fine. The only constant symptoms I have are severe neck pain, headaches, and numbness in last two fingers on left hand. All kinds of symptoms that come and go but never hang around for long. Like both hands going tingly when I drive, right hand going completely numb when I shave my neck. Twinges of arm pain, shoulder, hand, and finger pain.
I have seen two surgeons and both do not want to do surgery. The first just pawned me off to the PT people and the second didn't even look at the current MRI results and said he would operate when I had severe arm pain. He referred me back to the pain management people. Around and around I go. No one seems to care about my C3/C4 issues everyone talks and checks for C5/C6/C7 issues. I guess they are waiting for serious problems to arise.
Sorry this is so long.