What does this actually mean? Is there a link with RA? My rheumatoid symptoms started around 7 years ago and I was diagnosed in October 2009. I'd say things have been well controlled for around 18 months. I have mild and occasional flares but they're the damage to my joints has completely halted.
I've been suffering with neck pain and stiffness, so had some scans. I have more wear and tear than is unusual for someone of my age but the neurosurgeon has discharged me as he cant see anything obvious surgical. I got a letter today (happy birthday to me!) with this as my diagnosis but he never mentioned this in my last appt. Fortunately, my spinal cord is not compressed, so it's not serious, just painful! I was terrified that I'd need surgery, so obviously I'm glad but I'm stuck with pain management and physio and "you need to learn to manage this".
Thanks in advance.