I'm a 42-year-old female and I have 2 herniated discs in my neck at C5/C6 and C6/C7. The MRI read the C5/C6 as pressing on my spinal cord but the NS didnt agree. I have a few questions I wanted to know if someone could answer.
I have had previous laminectomy at C6/C7 in 2005. The NS I saw recently tell me he thinks I need an artificial disc at C5/C6 and fusion at C6/C7. Can anyone tell me the expected recovery time? How long should I expect to stay in the hospital?
I have developed pain in my right buttock that goes down the back of my leg. I do have the pins and needles feeling as well. Can this be coming from my cervical spine? I always thought when it went into your legs it was coming from a lumbar issue. Thanks in advance for your help.