Not to turn this into an old-guys-griping-about-their-ills forum, but have any of you had to deal with this? MRI yesterday revealed arthritic lesions in the upper spine (I can go and get the results to say which discs are affected) in addition to the expected pinched nerves, bulging disc. The examining doc suggested that most of the pain is actually coming from the arthritic lesions. And that it's just part of the normal aging process for me. Of course, I will do my full PT with a very competent physiotherapist that I've worked with for years. Diet is already pretty darn good - few refined foods, low sugar, etc. Exercise regime was solid until this Spring when the neck/shoulder has had me limited. Anyway, just throwing it out there.