I cannot help with the mri report, however I do know what the neck pain is all about.
I have had a fusion C5 C6 and Laminectomy at C6 C7 T1.
I also continued with pain and neuropathy in my arms and hands. I could not be upright for
more than 20 min at a time without a 7-8 pain level.
My surgeon also said he could do nothing more at the time until I got worse (meaning the discs total degenerated)
Then diagnosed Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
Worth your looking into.
With the stretches to release the MP in my lat muscles and my pelvis, also lots of Neurontin.
I am actually able to work again.
Sounds like the same muscle you are having a problem with. From neck down at an angle and a knot at the muscle just above
the shoulder blade.
I hope you research this and then try to find a MFP therapist, a Dr of Osteopathy is the best, however some massage therapists are
trained in myofascial release.
It may help you.
I know those of you who have read my MFP stuff before are probably getting tired of it.
It was however a "miracle" for me. To go from disabled to working in a few months.
I still have 5-6 level pain all day at work but I am still doing it! ! !
hi number9, well I can say I know how you feel with all the surgeries. I have pretty severe degenerative joint disease, and I have had 9 surgeries also, tomarrow I will have the 10th one. I have had both knees replaced, both hips replaced, 4 spine surgeries at L4-5, one hip came loose and was infected for 2 years before I found a Dr. to diagnose the intense pain, so I had a revision of that hip (2 more surgeries involved, and 4 months in the hospital on antibiotic IV's) tommarow I will have spurs taken off the left shoulder, then wait to heal to have the right shoulder done as well. My right jaw is popping and cracking, and they want to fix that degenerated joint as well Mine started at the age of 27 or 28 (57 now) I do know that I could not drink milk as a baby and they gave me injections of calcium and my body did not utilize the calcium. and I attribute that to my degenerative disease and arthritis.
I don't know if this is your problem or not, could go alog with fibromyalgia as well as DJD I hope everyone has a pain free day