I'm really confused now. I went and saw another NS who has 26 years experience. He said my neck pain to him is insigniciant in regard to "surgery". What would concern him is my arm pain. He says "you need to know the reason you would want to pursue surgery to rid of your ARM pain and arm pain only". He cannot guarantee my headaches and neck pain would be gone.
My questions, how many have had one levels ACDF and their headaches and neck pain went away ALONG with their arm pain?
My arm pain is significant, but my neck and headaches I feel is worse. So, without that guarantee, do I even bother with surgery, or should I say YES JUST to get rid of the arm pain?
Iam so confused. He's leaving it up to me to decide what I want to do. He certainly sympathized with my situation and could not believe that no one had not referred me to a NS before thispoint since my 05 MRI results.
I get another opinion on Monday.