I have a question regarding an ESI to C4C5.
I have a hx of 2 seperate fusions(1 yr apart)C67 first then C56 with cord compression that caused myelopathy and chronic pain and weakness to left arm. Six months ago I started with rt arm pain but no weakness thank goodness. It is worse with activity and I know what nerve pain feels like so I am certain that is the problem.
My orginal NS was not impressed with my MRI.
Last week I had an orthospine to look at it. He showed me the MRI on a 50 inch screen which he said showed foraminal stenosis at C45.He wants me to try a ESI at that level and if it provides relief do a foraminotomy. He states it is very simple surgery,so easy they shouldn't even call it surgery. Does anyone have any experience with this? It sound scary but you input would be helpful.