Hello to all and thank you for this site. As I am new, sorry for if post is not in correct place, etc. I have seen two surgeons, several docs, a physiatrist (sp?) and believe that I do need surgery due to bone spurs at C6-7 that are hitting my nerves. I don't think I have a problem with this except I am not a text book case (per 2 surgeons) and PT, i.e., my pain is NOT in my arm (some but not my major complaint)! It started in my left Collar bone, neck, and is still there, spreading to the right collar bone, my back, shoulder blades. Some arm pain, left and right finger index to pinky pins/needles, left thumb numb at night twice....can't sleep as I wake EVERY time I turn over...literally, since February, March due to pain in shoulder(s), primary left, collar bone, neck.
Anyone else with A-typical symptoms that has had this surgery suggested...with or without success? Both surgeons did say, "no guarantee's". One surgeon did say, hopefully since the MRI does show damage (bone spurs hitting nerves), it will fix all of the problems once the spurs are off the nerves...and my muscles will relax and quit the "spasms" (my wording, not his) which he thinks is causing the back/neck pain at this point.
Your opinions greatly appreciated as I have been reading this forum for quiet a while now.
Blessings to all, Kimber