:?? I saw my neurosurgeon again today. He was finally happy with the MRI films. However, he is now seeking a second opinion because he could not definitively decided on which surgery I need.
I've been having severe left arm pain for 2 years now. It has gotten progressively worse. Several months ago I was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease. I had a C-6 Nerve Root Block. That totally took away my arm pain. So I figured the doctors had an answer. The disk at that level is impinging on the C-6 nerve root as well as bone spurs.
So I am confused. I know he had discussed either a laminectomy or an acdf one level C-5/C-6 the last time I saw him. These new films indicate to him my pain should be worse on my right arm. My pain has always been severe on my left side.
The neurosurgeon he is sending me to for a second opinion specializes in difficult to diagnose cases. So now I have to wait several more weeks while they get this approved thru my insurance and get me scheduled. Then after I have seen him I get scheduled to see my neurosurgeon again.
I would think the next time I see my neuro he will finally tell me what surgery I am having to fix this.