Two years ago I had an MRI done on my neck, along with xrays of my low back. This MRI report was sent to my doctor AND the expert rheumatologist I was seeing. (this rheumatologist also teaches at USC Riverside) Neither one said diddily about the serious condition I had.....cervical stenosis and lumbar stenosis......or advised me to seek further help with the proper expert. After doing a lot of internet research, I saw an orthopedic surgeon today to talk with him. He took more xrays of my neck (it's changed from two years ago) and next week I go for another MRI on my neck, then back to him, then depending......to see a spine specialist and possibly neck surgery. ALL this time doctors have been telling me it's FM....all I needed was cymbalta or lyrica, some stretching and exercises and learning to let go of stress, etc. I'm soooooo angry at the bad medical care I've been receiving. I've done a lot of crying over this. What I've read is that if not treated you could be paralyzed. I'm wondering how many more of you are going thru what I am, FM? When in fact you have something more serious going on. You need to an active role in your medical care, do all the research, and don't rely on your doctor.