I am 56, female. I see the neurosurgeon in 2 days. I have never seen one and am nervous. I am open to surgery as I don't want to keep getting worse. I am more afraid of becoming wheelchair bound, not able to walk, or no hand grip, bladder incontinence - I have read these things but no nothing of future outcome from this. This is all new. Symptoms: currently numb outer toes and goes up leg, mostly left leg, to knee. Right toes a little numb. Pinky and 4th fingers somewhat numb. My neck hurts a lot. Please help me with this MRI: Vertebrae: Normal vertebral body height, homogenous marrow signal. Alignment: Straitening of cervical spine without anterolisthesis or retrolisthesis. Cord: Normal configuration and signal. Post Fossa: Cerebellar tonsils are normal in position. C2-C3: A very mild central bulge, no abutment of the cord or central canal stenosis. Neural foramina are patent bilaterally. C3-C4: A mild broad-based disc bulge, no abutment of the cord or central canal stenosis. Neural Foramina are patent bilaterally. C4-C5: Same as C3-C4. C5-C6: A broad-based disc bulge flattens the ventral portion of the cord to the right of midline. Anterior to posterior dimension of the central canal in the midline is 9 mm. Bony uncovertebral hypertrophy generates narrowing of the lateral recesses bilaterlly as well as the neural foramina. This is more pronounced on the right. C6-C7: A broad-based disc bulge approaches but does not abut the cord. Bony uncovertebral hypertrophy causes bilateral lateral recess ad neural forminal narrowing, more pronounced on right. C7-T1. No epidural impressions seen. IMPRESSION: Multilevel degenerative changes most pronounced at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels as detailed above.