Below is the abnormal part of my written MRI report. My family doctor (an osteopath) has referred me for a neurological review to go over the below text report, and the MRI images for next steps.
So basically for now the best he can do until expert advice on PT or surgery is to advise rest, avoid lifting anything, don't do anything that aggravates the issue. So, light work, rest in bed supporting neck, light movement around the house, etc.
My armpit, elbow, forearm and to of hand (not thumb though) are in moderate pain most of the time, severe pain with to much activity, or rolling over in bed.
Medication wise. I'm to take up to 4 Aleve a day, or less (or Ibuprofen). Up to 6 extra strength Tylenol a day. Tylenol 3 when bad. My pain is manageable this way.
On the homeopathic front, he said some people report the following helps.
- Tumeric and Ginger as in Zyflamend. The DIY version with Coconut oil is called "Golden Milk," here's a recipe a friend with much worse cervicular radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease believes helps him.
- Scullcap to help sleep
- Fish oil. I take anyway, and/or eat small, cross pack sardines from Norway regularly.
- Lots of water. Always good, but I can feel the result of drinking 3 cups when I wake up. 3 mid-day and 3 in the evening.