The bone spur, I believe is the minimal boney productive change. The MRI with contrast may not show anything different than the original MRI, I don't think it is an exact science, just my opinion. I had 2 shoulder surgeries,4 months apart last year. First one was the 1 to 2 days in the sling and a relatively quick recovery. I was treated for calcified tendonitis, that I had gotten no relief from conservative treatments. Unfortunately, for me my doctor had never seen calcified tendonitis that was like bone before and wasn't prepared to treat it. So 4 months later surgery #2 on the same shoulder, this time there were bicep issues so we did a bicep tendonesis and the was a longer recovery but ultimately I am very happy with the results. It is an individual decision for each person, I couldn't live with losing my lifestyle any longer, so I opted for surgery. Hope this helps and that you are on the road to recovery soon.
Thanks so much for replying....not that I am a chicken in regards to surgery... But I guess I will see how much it bothers me.... I guess the fact that I keep getting turned over to the physician's assist to explain a possible surgery irks me...and he isn't returning my phone call doesn't help either!
I appreciate your time asura28 glad you are doing well!