First of all, as I was a Hospice nurse, and am going for my NP in palliative care...NO ONE HAS TO LIVE IN/WITH PAIN!!! :). Never take pain for an answer is my suggestion. To summerize, sounds like your lower cervical spine-which can affect your upper extremities, is showing signs of age. Disks 5-6 have whats known as a bone spur, or a growth, common as people get older, thats creating mild blockage to the area where your nerves exit the spinal cord (canal)- in other words your canal is mildly narrowed there. The rest is talking specifically about bone/disk malformation which could irritate the nerves. Some arthritis may be present. C6-7 same thing going on, basically narowwing of your canal creating nerve irritation. C7 nerve sounds like its definitely irritated becaus part of your disk touches it-the root-sensitive. Again, may be arthritis. Spondylosis is very common in ageing, and is basically degenerative disk disease/osteoarthritis between disk spaces that can irritate the nerves. Nerve irritation can lead to a wide range of symtpoms depending on the nerve and part of the spine. There are alternatives to seek if the shots you are recieving are not working, consult your doctor on other options such as chiropratory, surgeory, and others, but numbness is a sign of severe nerve irritation.
Sorry to hear about your chronic pain condition, I will do my best.
I am sure your doctor can see now why you have numbness and pain... these findings show why. Osteophyte complex means bone growths, these are common findings in adults but when severe they cause problem, like in your case. In multiple areas you are having a lot of bone growth, usually this is known as osteoarthritis in the elderly. Sometimes however it can be caused by inflammatory arthritis's. Bone growth is our body's response to wear and tear, your joints can try to fuse together. That is why they noted it as spondylosis. All of your issues are being caused by the bone growths.
The radiologists look at the spaces your nerves exit your spinal column to see if anything is blocking the space and in you it is, that is the cause of your numbness and pains.
I hope that helps a bit for you. It wont take your pain away, but lucky there isnt any other major issues. Good luck Stacey