I am new to this message board. I recently had an MRI and now know the name of my condition to which I have had for at least the last 12 years.
I have seen two surgeons over the last 3 mths and one was quite to say surgery to replace the discs as I have 6 hernidated disc L3-4, L4-5, and L5-6, but my 2nd opinion suggested that I could wait a bit and just montior my symptoms.
Over the last few weeks I have begun to now notice that my right hand goes quite cold, I know that the pinched nevere issues with Cervical Stenosis and the herniated discs are partly to blame here, but in the past it was more a numb feeling not a cold feeling. The cold is very uncomfortable.
Both sugeons feel that surgery would not necessarily solve my pain issues so I am trying to put it off as long as possible given my age 51.
Anyone else have similar systems that can offer some comparisson?
I am not taking any meds for pain at this time other than OTC.