I have degeneration of the neck in c3-c4 & c6-c7 causing pinched nerves and pain. I had a neck fusion 4 yrs ago & am 37 yrs old. my c-reactive protein is 1.5 and I have pain in my hands, feet, hips, knees etc when the weather is bad. my RA tests came back normal. my blood pressure has been good for the last year until recently when it has spiked again while on blood pressure meds. could any of this be linked? could their be a underlying cause to my neck degeneration? I do have RA in my family.