You do have one degenerative disc based upon the radiologist’s MRI report. Again, neck pain is generated from discs or facets. If you do not want to try chiropractic treatment, then the next step is a diagnostic injection. Based upon your physical examination, a good interventionalist can pick the levels and the structures that need to be injected.
Look at the section on “pain diary” to understand what the results of an injection should reveal and what you are responsible for reporting.
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.