My serious cervical spine problems started in the Fall of 2006. I had and still have terrible pain. I saw a neurosurgeon two years ago, and was told that I wasn't a candidate for surgery. However; each MRI got worse. Mild to moderate spinal stenois turned to severe spinal stenois, on and on. I have to see a neurosurgeon again, and my primary doctor thinks I may need surgery.
About a year after the cervical problems began, I developed full body pain. It's a complete nightmare. The pain is intense and constant and never takes a day off. My walking is affected. Everything is affected. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The more I read up on cervical spine disease, the more I realize how it can affect your entire body from the feet on up.
I'm starting to wonder if I even have Fibro at all. Is it possible that this all over pain is caused by my cervical spine? I asked my primary doctor and he sort of nodded in agreement.