My latest MRI came back with arthritis on the C-4 and C-5. My nero says this explains chronic pain on my left side ( side of face to toe) He also looked at two indents in my thigh. He says they do not look like atrophy caused by ALS. ( I did hit my thigh several months ago but just noticed the indents 3 weeks ago). The indents are painful. He says that the pain is most likely from the nerves regenerating after trauma. He is calling my condition BFS for now and not doing a repeat EMG. ( my last EMG was Oct. 2004, normal with twitching shown. ) He says that the amount of twitching I have would have definatly shown an abnormal EMG and wasting of the muscle if it was not benign. He says he is sure this is not beginning ALS. HE has given me a higher dose of zanax and started me on 300 mgs of COQ-10. I am also drinking green tea ( alot ! ) He wants me to work out twice a week at the gym and see him in Nov. ( of course I am afraid to work out knowing that this causes free radicals) I will try anything. Any way, I hope this is good news but I just don't know. Any input would be great. Thanks every one! :? :? :? :?