I just wanted to introduce myself.
I am a 41 year old female, in the last 2 years I have had 2 children a boy of 20 months & a girl of 9 months & from my previous marriage a 19 year old girl. through my last pregnancy I had nothing but trouble, burning sensation in the neck & at the top of the back. I have had loads of test done, An Endocsope which showed esophagitis & gastrisitis which from the last endoscope I had when they gave me a 48 hour ph bravo test showed this was all heeled up. I have had gallbladder & liver checked which was normal. I have had ct scan of the lungs & heart which was normal & ecg. I also had an xray of the spine which was normal.
Last week I was so in pain with my neck & shoulders I went back to the doctor. They gave me an xray of the neck & found I had narrowing of the neck through inflammation & said I had arthritis of the neck & possible pinched nerve. Now my question is can a normal xray really detect this? My doctor is going to send me for a mri & a spine doctor. I am just really curious as I know there is no cure for arthritis was just wondering what you think should be my next procedure as I am new to this.
Many thanks to you