6 years ago my c5-6 blew out....major cord deformation ....major pain. had surgery and now have a plate in my neck. it did stop the awful pain but needless to say the neck has never been the same and i still often get headaches. wish you luck.
I had nodules a long time ago ...........and lots of them. My rheumatologist said that for those prone to them methotreate seemed to increase them. I was fortunate that eventually when i went onto humira even though i was still taking the mtx that they mostly went away. I do know lots of people with nodules though they are not uncommon.