Can you get arthritis at top of spine going into neck
Hi, I am new - so apologies if I make mistakes. I have had a CAT scan - as I was getting much pain in gall bladder area - I was simply told 'degeneration of spine' - I was told this about 30 years ago as well, but nothing has been done. I am getting severe discomfort at top of spine and into neck, its as if the top of my spine has been smacked with a cricket bat and is sore and gets swollen at times. Does anyone else get this symptom? I cant take too many painkillers as I have a bowel disease, which means I need to keep everything flowing if you understand my meaning, and I find pain killers block the works. Anyone similar symptoms? Advice?