Thank you WebDozer and Lyn Angel. I made the mistake of writing my post from my phone late at night! (what a disaster)
Ok here is my MRI Findings:
The cerebellar tonsils are in normal position. The spinal cord is normal in caliber and signal.
There is a straightening of the cervical spine. The vertebral body heights and bone marrow signal are preserved.
There is a large central disc extrusion at C5-6 level encroaching on the ventral subarachnoid space compressing the cord. This has increased to prior study dated 11/30/10, with increased impingement on the cord. There is no abnormal signal within the cord to suggest edema.
as far as my symptoms i have neck pain and pain between my shoulder blades. I have right shoulder and arm pain which extends to my thumb and index finger. Which also has the feeling of pins and needles. (I believe this is due to the C6 nerve root being compressed.) I do get some pain down my left arm but not as much as my right arm. More recently i have been getting leg pain as well.
I did also test positive for the Hoffman's test and Hyperreflexia. (sp?) The NS did say my cord was being compressed quite a bit and should be corrected right away.
Webdozer you are correct about the "bright" comment by my NS it was not something positive. It was in reference how the images appeared on the MRI.
My NS did say i would not have to wear a collar and he would be using a "cage" a synthetic type of material. Not a cadaver bone or my hip bone.
I am hoping my nerve pain will go away once the surgery is done.
Thank you so much everyone for your comments and future help.
Any further explanation of my MRI results would be greatly appreciated