Re: Levator Scapula spasm is now formaminal stenosis?
Difficult situation. Probably good you have such an isolated lesion. I've come to the same conclusions you have about short and long term outcomes for epidurals. The nice thing about a single lesion is that a precise injection is more likely to work and can be helpful diagnostically (in case future surgery is contemplated).
Regards steroids a few years back it was triamcinalone for epidurals. Might ask your doc if a test injection would be warranted.
The report doesn't mention which foramen is compromised. As you are probably aware the cervical spine anatomy is a bit different than the rest of the spine in that the nerve roots exit above rather than below their respective vertebrae. With that in mind I suppose either the C5 or C6 root could be involved. So any other muscles involved, spasming, weakness, etc.? Anyhow, good luck. Maybe you'll be the exception and get the long term result.