Saw the neurosurgeon today and got to see the MRI, it was really neat. C4-5 looks like it has the toe of a shoe coming out of it, with bulging on the inside towards the spine, no pinched nerves, and doesn't look like it is affecting the spinal fluid or cord at this time. Diagnosed degenerative joint disease. He said if the ortho that I will be seeing says that my carpel tunnel is not caused from my shoulder pain he will run more tests on my neck in June. I go to the ortho on the 27th. He did not say if it will get worse, doesn't seem concerned about it at this time, but if I start having pain before or after ortho visit to call him. Next decision to make is do I go ahead and make appt with primary doc for lower back or wait and see if ortho will look into it first? What scares me is knowing how much pain my lower back causes me I'm afraid to find out the results of an MRI.
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