Yes the MRI report defines reasons for your pain. DDD and narrowing alone is painful. Are you being treated for this pain? Is there a plan?
It makes me so angry when the medical delivery system moves so slowly. It's as if they have no concept or concern for the pain and questions we are going through. Where was your PCP in all this? Was she/he not able to move things along? And now what is she/he doing about the results, have they been explained to you?
Remember we hire our physicians, they are service providers and if they do not give good service it is time to hire another. They are not God's though some of them beleive that they are. I am blessed to have a wonderfully caring PCP. I hope you have one also and if you don't I suggest that you search for one.
Please keep in touch and let us know how your journey is progressing. I will look forward with interest to your updates.
thanks for your advice, I just heard from the neurosurgeon about an hour ago. I am so frustrated. His assistant called me and said that there is nothing he can do. That I have DDD but there is no neurological reason for my pain!!!. I cant believe that. He had no recommendations, I asked her if she had any? She responded maybe physical therapy can help. I can not even move my neck without pain. My head is so numb everyday is driving me crazy. My arms, neck, head, spine and legs burn constantly. I just dont know what to do!! I can not understand the medical profession anymore. It's like they really don't care. Thanks for allowing me to vent. Love and Light Elie
See another physician. Although you may not be a candidate for surgery there are other treatments. Return to your PCP or make an appt with a neurologist...not a surgeon. If they cannot help you than see a PMP.
Don't give up. You do not have to live with this constant chronic pain. There is nothing that they can do to help me. It was difficult to accept but those are the facts. Through some treatments and pain medications I am at least able to function. So be assertive and refuse to live with the kind of pain that you are experiencing.
Keep in touch. You can vent any time.