Just diagnosed with a c5 c6 herniated cervical disc on 11/13/08. My main symptoms are dizziness, headaches and numbness in the hands and face.....my question is, does the severity of your problem have anything to do with how long it takes to get an appointment! The neurosurgeons office said the next available appointment is in January....this is November. Does that mean I need to chill out and wait until November and that my problem must not be a big deal? I mean to me it's a huge deal....I'm frustrated. I think I'm afraid they aren't taking my issue seriously.