Hello. I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. The fact that you ve started to feel pain radiating to your fingers and weakness suggests that there is involvement of the cervical nerve roots and/or the cervical spinal cord. The medical treatment prescribed by neuro or ortho I think would be similar with antiinflamatory drugs, muscle relaxants, collar, exercise. However since there is the possibility of involvement of the above structures I think a neurological evaluation is necessary at this point determine whether an MRI is indicated, because depending on the degree of involvement at times a surgical procedure might be required. Hope to have been of help. Feel free to ask further questions.