Sorry to hear you are in pain... It *****! I am a 45 yr old female and have similar t-spine, cervical, and lumbar issues. Your MRI seems to note some disc buldges but w/out spinal stenosis which means it is not pinching your actual spinal cord which is good but doesn't mean it is not causing you pain or that it will not herniate. I would hope the doctor is following up with some PT and epidural shots... Disc degeneration is a part of aging something that comes with the wear and tear on our spine. Did you have an accident? Pain what was the reason for the MRI additional symptoms? Osteophyte is a bone build up form of Arthritis and can become ver pain ful. If your disc matter gets into the area of your nervse can also cause lots of pain.
Disc osteophyte complex occurs when more than one spinal vertebra or intervertebral disc is affected by osteophytes, which are more commonly referred to as bone spurs.... Again Arthritis and again can be very painful... Comes with weakening of the spine!!! "Osteo-" means "bone," and this type of arthritis mostly affects the weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees, as well as joints in the hands, feet, and spine.
Spinal Stenosis at your C4-5 and C5-6 levels is concerning.. What did the doctor say? What percentage of stenosis? if it is real bad normally the recomend surgery if not so bad then shots, pt, maybe laminectomy or discetomy vs and actual fusion.
I have had both a fusion in my cervical area and laminectomy and discetomy in my lumbar region. Stilll have several issues but a little different than yours. I have lesions herniations, osteophyte on almost every level.
Please let me know you symptoms and any modailities you have tried so far. Also, when to you see your doctor? Read More At : ...