I need answers because I never asked the neuro surgeon any. I was so blown away with what he told me I never asked hardly any questions. I went to see a neuro surgeon for low back pain, buttock and leg pain for 7 months. Twom MRIS stated severla buldgin discs in lower lumbar and several other medical words. He asked me what he can do for me and I proceeded to tell him about my pain . He looked at the mri film on his computer and said your lower lunmbar looks clean. Now I am blown away , even though I don't know the meaning of all the medical jargin in the MRI reports I do know I have problems and have lived with the pain for seven months. On to the cervical he tells me I have 2 herniated discs in my cervical area. Showed me the picture and my spinal cord had 2 disc from both sides leaning on it, almost a hour glass shape. He strongly suggested surgery through the front of the troat and put a replacement plate in. He told me about complications which was pretty scary. I asked him if this could be causing my lower back and leg pain. he said it may contribute to it but would not be the main factor. I was not expecting this information so I asked little to no questions. Can anyone tell me if they have gone through this type of surgery. My brother in law had cervical surgery,tried to stay more on the coservative side. Filed bone surs and removed only a small piece of the disc.