For the past 2 years I have had pain and tingling down my left arm. Sort of got used to it. Now, the pain is radiating down my right arm, and I can feel pain on my actual lower neck. I have DDD. Do you think this is progression of the DDD or something else may be wrong. My NS seems agitated when patients go there "unecesarily". I just wanted to get some thoughts before I made any appointments. I'm one of those people who are in pain and the NS says...Your MRI shows its in beginning stages so it shouldn't be that bad. Well, what it should be and what it is are different in my case. But, as usual I'm sure I'll get the routine suggestion of PT, which hurts me when they do it, or surgery. I guess I am putting off surgery b/c so many Dr's I talk to tell me to do whatever I possibly can before deciding on Spinal surgery. Any thoughts?