Scheduled for cervical surgery but not sure I should do it - artificial disc at C5-6 and one level lower - dr. said could do artificial discs . . . but no longer have pain in the arm - just numbness/frostbite feeling in 3 fingers on right hand. Limits doing detail work and writing/painting for long period but can live with it.
Call me chicken - but is it worth going thru the surgery to try and get the feeling back -- can't imagine going on thru life with my primary hand like this but have to admit am chicken about having the surgery! Esp when actual pain threshold is so low -- tried epidural, acupunture with no resolution.
Any suggestions - afraid if wait too long will loose any opportunity to have it resolved . . .
Between a rock and a hard place . . .