i cant help you completely....but i can tell you what some of the terms mean....
dessiccation.....decrease of fluid in discs............drink lots of water to work on building the fluid back up.
degenerative changes...What is degenerative disc disease?
As we age, the water and protein content of the body's cartilage changes. This change results in weaker, more fragile and thin cartilage. Because both the discs and the joints that stack the vertebrae (facet joints) are partly composed of cartilage, these areas are subject to wear and tear over time (degenerative changes). The gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease.
Degeneration of the disc is medically referred to as spondylosis. Spondylosis can be noted on x-ray tests or MRI scanning of the spine as a narrowing of the normal "disc space" between the adjacent vertebrae.
Degeneration of the disc tissue makes the disc more susceptible to herniation. Degeneration of the disc can cause local pain in the affected area. Any level of the spine can be affected by disc degeneration. When disc degeneration affects the spine of the neck, it is referred to as cervical disc disease. When the mid-back is affected, the condition is referred to as thoracic disc disease. Disc degeneration that affects the lumbar spine is referred to as lumbago. Lumbago causes pain localized to the low back and is common in older persons. Degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the facet joints is also a cause of localized lumbar pain that can be detected with plain x-ray testing. The pain from degenerative disc or joint disease of the spine is usually treated conservatively with intermittent heat, rest, rehabilitative exercises, and medications to relieve pain, muscle spasm, and inflammation.
protrusion.....discs bulging out...yours is mild
Schmorl's node: An upward and downward protrusion (pushing into) of a spinal disk's soft tissue into the bony tissue of the adjacent vertebrae (the bony building blocks of the spine). Schmorl's nodes are detectable with an x-ray test as a spine abnormality .
Schmorl's nodes are most common in the middle and lower spine.
Schmorl's nodes are common, especially with minor degeneration of the aging spine. Schmorl's nodes usually cause no symptoms, but reflect that "wear and tear" of the spine has occurred over time. Schmorl's nodes are a helpful x-ray finding as an indicator of degenerative process that may be affecting a patient's spine.
you do not have stenosis....which is a good thing. ......spinal stenosis is a narrowing of your spine. In a more detailed explanation, spinal stenosis is when the channels that your spinal cord and nerve roots travel through become narrower-so narrow that your spinal cord and nerve roots get squeezed. Doctors often call this squeezing "compression."
even though your report says "mild" bulging in several areas...that doesnt mean that you arent in pain.even the mild ones can cause alot of pain/problems.
even though things are reading "mild"...that does not mean that the pain you have isnt bad....even the smallest of bulges can cause pain/problems.
have you talked to/seen a neurosurgeon? they might can help. have you tried epidural steroid injections??
hope this helps you some...sorry that i cant be of more help to you
Feldenkrais helped me a lot - there are classes and private sessions.
Avoid steroid injections as this will cause scar tissue that will cause more prolonged problems.
Also going to restorative yoga classes may help...
HI, it does sound like ur muscels r twisted and tight....it is causing ur neck to reverse it's curve...this initself can cause pain.Plus u have bulging disks....more pain!
When was ur last MRI?...u may need another one.....injuries like this can cause other issues than the ones dx'd from ur last MRI report.
I had the reversal of my cervical lordotic curve and it was reversed!...I also have DDD, cervical spinal stinosis and chiari.
U need to relax ur neck and shoulder muscles.....see ur dr and have the MRI's.....of the Brain, cervical and thoracic spine! w/wo contrast.