My Dr. has recommended spinal fusion. I have done some research and have found bot positive and negative information. I have 2 degenerative discs, C5-6 and C6-7. My Dr was trying to get approval for total disc replacement, but the insurance company denied it as it is a newer technology.
Has anyone out there had this surgery, with positive results? I am experiencing a ton of arm pain in both arms which is getting progressively worse, I am losing strength in my hadns and have a hard time just squeezing toothpaste, opening can of soda, little things like that.
If anyone has experienced anything like this or has any infor to offer i would greatly appreciate it. I am scared and not sure what to do anymore, it has ben 2 years and I have tried all kinds of therapy and meds to control the neck pain, but the arm/ hand pain is really scaring me that if i dont do something soon I may loose all functionality in them.
thanks for reading....