I have been suffering for 10 months with neck, arm, pain, burning tingling and intermittent tingling in my hand. I have tried everything, accupuncture, PT, Reiki, 2 spinal injections. Mri, nerve studies and myelogram. all done. 3 level disc herniation and stenosis. I am blurring the lines of depression and pain at this point. I am a bit fearful of a fusion, but don't know what else to do.
a few questions:
Should i have a spine specialist or a neurosurgeon do surgery?
Should i use bone from illiac crest or morphogenic protein? not interested in bone bank.
How long is the recovery really?
and thoughts, encouragement?