Hi folks, I'm new with you and am interested in getting some feedback.
I had an Xray of my neck recently because of nerve pain in my shoulder. It showed
a degeneration of discs cervical 2 and 3 causing bone to bone rubbing and some impingement of the nerve. Okay, I'm 75, and I expect that I would have some arthritis and degeneration. It hurts enough to give me the jitters some times... some times it just aches and feels unsupported. The doctor I saw wants to do an MRI to learn more. I'm a little scared that he'll want to suggest some surgery which I am opposed to.
Should I have the MRI just for the info? What else could be done besides surgery to reduce the pain? Does anyone know? Thanks for your input. Mia