Just got the MRI results back on my shoulder and neck. Shoulder is fine but neck has stenosis with bone spurs and some narrowing of spinal canal. They want to send me to a spine doc to see what he has to say. No wonder my arm has been killing me. It's from my neck. 😕
@Peep43: I don't think an xray shows the same detail as an MRI. Xrays would show bone including bone spurs, but an MRI can see the veins, nerves, soft tissues and bones. Therefore an MRI can show if there are bone spurs, if there are nerves being pinched, if there is narrowing of the spinal canal. MRIs are the preferred imaging for problems of the head, neck, or spine.
AmbrielleLyn I am at the mercy of a public health system and have no health insurance. My neck is the worst part of my body. Where it meets the skull. I am supposed to have an x-ray but I don't think it would show everything. Prednisone for the last couple of weeks has made my neck feel almost normal.
I’m now waiting for the results of the MRI Scan that I have had on my entire spine. Not quite sure what they’re looking for but in the space of one week to specialists have asked for a more up-to-date MRI Scan on my spine with the second one requesting a full spine MRI. I know I have problems with my neck because it is never been right since I had surgery in June but something else must be going on further down.