Degenerative arthritis and bone spurs in my neck cause my tinnitus. I was thinking of looking into laser surgery but the only ones that I could find in the area require you to bring in your own MRI for them to examine. These are some of the top hospitals in Boston. I had gone to the local hospital emergency room where I was given a CAT Scan. After looking at it they said I needed to contact my primary care doctor and have her schedule an MRI. She said that she didn't do that because it was up to whoever was going to provide any spine services to provide the MRI. I went to the spine doctor with just the CAT Scan and he treated me with pain numbing injections that helped the pain for a while but did nothing for the spasms that are causing the tinnitus. I can feel the spasms shoot up the back of my neck into the muscles in the ears. Doctors don't believe me. My doctor won't schedule an MRI. All this crap is wearing me down.