Re: Well! I guess my "crunchy neck" is something - but what??
Looks pretty good, to my amateur eyes. "Degenerative disk disease" is NOT a disease, but a condition whereby the disks get dry and hard and maybe a little brittle. Nothing unusual for a 51-year-old, I'm afraid. You have small bone spurs (osteophytes) growing off your vertebrae, probably back into your spinal canal. "Small" is the operative word, though.
Your uncovertebral "joints" are structures on the outside of your vertebrae that hold the spine steady when twisting and turning. They are laying on additional bone (hypertrophy) and some of that bone is in back, where it is getting into your foramina, which are the openings in the bony cage of the spine where the peripheral nerves leave the spinal cord and head off to the shoulder and arm. A nerve being pinched in your right foramen (at C5, maybe?) could well explain the pain and burning, but the radiologist calls it "mild", which means he doesn't think it's a problem.
Still, your pain is on the right side, and the foraminal narrowing is on the right side, and it's at least close to the right level to cause a shoulder/arm problem. That, alone would have me looking to follow up, possibly with a spine surgeon. Just because a radiologist SEES a mild problem doesn't mean it's asymptomatic. Radiologists are not perfect, and MRI's CAN be hard to read.