I have spinal stenosis I think in C5 and C6 of my neck, I just found out today.   My doctor is ordering an MRI then will refer me to a neurosurgeon.   I will be 57 years old this month and am in good health except for osteoarthritis which has been bothering me in my back and hip.   An MRI of my lower back did not show spondylolisthesis as was suspected, but my doctor ordered an x-ray of my neck which shows my spinal cord being compressed somewhat from what is most likely a bone spur.   I would like to talk to someone who can help me know what to expect and reassure me (as I am SCARED!)