Appointment with the PA today
The X-ray showed 3 compressed discs, the most compressed should be causing numbness in my thumb according to the PA. She said my cervical spine was lined up well, the three discs on the bottom look rather squished down.
I have another appointment. Next Monday they are doing an MRI to see why I'm feeling numbness where I shouldn't be. The numbness is in my last 2 fingers, because I don't feel pain normally she can't decide if it's coming from my neck or elbow. She is having me sleep with a towel wrapped around my elbow in a desperate attempt to prevent me from sleeping oddly. She said the finger involvement could be cubital tunnel syndrome, thus the MRI and towel thingy.
She said that there was arthritis...is that the same as the narrowed disc space? What generally happens from here;is this good news or not so good news? What exactly does "rest" mean in this case?