Re: MRI results
Jenny has given you great information and I can't add to it, but I did want to welcome you to the board.
I would like to suggest that you be sure your doctor is fellowship trained and limits his practice to the back and neck only....no joints, broken bones, etc. This will ensure that you get the best options available to you by way of diagnosis and treatment.
I agree that you most likely aren't surgical at this point, and that you may benefit greatly from pain management. Your spine specialist will most likely discuss this option with you.
Please feel free to ask any questions you might have. There are no doctors here, but a lot of people with many varied experiences, and who have done a lot of research on spine problems.
Best of luck.
Lumbar surgery x 7 over the last 30 years.
cervical fusion...2 levels
medtronic pain pump implanted
Last surgery Oct, 2010, 3 levels