Hello, I am new here and sorry this is so long it is just my story and would greatly appreciate any advice, support anything as I feel confused and lost. This journey began about 3yrs ago when I noticed pain along with numbness and tingling in my arms my pcp sd he would recommend a MRI at this time I had no insurance so I left it alone. Then about 1 yr later I got insurance and seen a dr. who basically SD I was crazy and sent me to a psychiatrist after a mo. And no progress I went back to him and he sd if I do not agree with his diagnoses go to the ER. I did just that (dr. then told me I was an unruly patient and he could no longer treat me) the ER referred me to an orthopedic specialist who ordered my first MRI but this specialist did not deal with spine so he wld have the MRI read and refer me to another ortho surgeon whose main focus is spine when he saw the results they were normal and did not want to refer me on I begged him to and he did thank goodness. Now this is where I get confused. The spine specialist believed I had issues.. What he did not say he put me on pain meds and muscle relaxers and PT all of which provided some relief just not permanent. So next came the cervical injections which helped the first day afterward but then on the 2nd day was so painful I completed 3 of these treatments and nothing it has been 8 mos. At this point with this dr. and I feel there is no progress finally he orders another MRI and I think the results he found shocked us both there is no curve in my cervical spine so he orders a disco gram and refers me to PM dr. finally I feel my pain is validated. The disco gram was the most painful thing he tested c3-c7 and it was horrific. Normally they just give valium but I was in so much pain he gave me morphine to help. Dr. sd it was bad wanted to know what I done to cause all this damage? Nothing that’s what gets me I’m 32 otherwise healthy 2 kids been in a few fender benders back in the day but nothing major? I am certain they will recommend surgery just not sure what to do I am still young with 2 kids and in the middle of school. Any advice or support would be great.