Blossom, I sure do hear you!
Here is a portion of my February, 2012, cervical MRI report:
"There is heterogeneous cord signal at C5-6 and C6-7 which, in view of the associated cervical degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis at these levels, may be related to cord myelomalacia and not demyelinating disease."
myelomalacia- softening of the cord due to loss of neurons from injury/disease.
If I had always insisted upon the full slate of MRIs (brain, cervical, and thoracic) and comprehensive, level-by-level, MRI reports which did not focus solely on "MS" lesions, perhaps a surgical intervention could have been done in time to help my cervical spine (and, therefore, help my cervical cord). The only option I have now to help my cervical spine and cord is to continue to keep in alignment my C1 Atlas vertebra, which I plan to do (I use an Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor).
Edit- I also have cervical spondylosis (osteoarthritis).