Hello to everyone! I hope someone can give me some input/advice.
In 2005 I injured my neck when my truck hit and IED in Iraq. Since then I have been suffering from pain and it has progressed into weakness in my arms and tingling that comes and goes. I am still active duty but stopped jumping out of planes last year.
I have had three MRI's which have shown bulging discs and DDD. I have done physical therapy, traction and just recieved my second steriod injection. I am now being referred to a neurosurgeon for the 3 time. The last two are the Drs. who prescribed the above treatments (with no success).
Anyway, I showed my pain doc today my latest MRI and he thinks the Nuerosurgeon will most likely recommend surgery. Here is the report (abbreviated version).
c4-c5: Broad based posterior osteophyte disk complex with a right paracentral component indenting the ventral sac and cord. No significant neural foraminal narrowing is noted.
c6-c7: Same as c4-c5
So if anyone can help interpret this it would be great. Any if anyone is fimiliar with surgical info that would be excellent as well.
Thanks for your time!