You do have some stenosis at C6-7 but it is considered “mild” by this radiologist. He or she does not comment on the canal opening at C5-6 where the ADR and that might be from the metal of the disc obscuring the canal.You “neck being on fire” still after the ADR might indicate that the ADR could be causing pain or the level below could be a pain generator.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.