thank you Doctor!
I will ask for another MRI/X-ray and begin physical therapy. After a few days of cold compresses and finally getting some full night sleep I do see some improvement. I also do gentle morning stretches now and wonder if it is okay to sit at a 45 degree angle in a chair or is that exacerbating the condition?
When I attempt to maintain proper alignment in my neck, pain develops, although I must say less so as time goes on.
FYI – they did do a full a thorough examination of upper extremities to look for deficits in strength, sensation and reflex.
Thank you so much for your advice.