Hi Fellow Neckies,I am a veteran spiney, but new to the neckie club.
My MRI from last april showed multiple disc herniations, severe DDD from C3-C6/7 and kyphosis. I had neck soreness,pain in my arm and tingling down to my wrist, mainly on the right side.
Things quieted down for a while when I had my ALIF in Nov. 09, but they are back full force again. The squeezing feeling in the bicep and tingling down to the wrist. Also, my hand strength has deteriated a lot.
I will no doubt be getting another MRI in the near future. I guess I am just wondering how and when you decided to have surgery: a preemptive strike to prevent any possible nerve damage? Or wait until you couldn't take the symptoms anymore?
I am well aware of what a mess my neck is, but I am just hoping I can put it off (safely) for a bit. My family has been through enough with the last surgery and I don't know if I can do this again so soon.
Any personal stories you wish to share with me, please do so! I am well aware that we are all different, but also similar in some ways. Thanks for any input.
Take care, Lisa