Many thanks for taking the time to read this post; I have recently been diagnosed with a C5,6 disk bulge & a C7 Cervical Foraminal Stenosis + disk bulge, the result of a moving & handling injury. I went for several months suffering pain, loss of sensation, & numerous spasms on a daily basis; my consultant once diagnosed with the MRI referred me to the physiotherapist, at my second appointment the physio attempted to perform mild neck manipulation, after the procedure my symptoms increased significantly to the extent that I was laid up for 6 days in pain & what felt like partial paralysis, physio has now been stopped, I have had another MRI (awaiting result) & it now appears my consultant maybe considering surgery.
Although I am extremely anxious at the prospect of surgery & future prognosis, I have a couple of questions which are bothering me at the moment.
Firstly a current issue, does having a stable C spine injury affect the ability to walk, for example I have not lost sensation in my legs, nor do I have any continence issues, however when I take a walk with the dog I get intense pain around the lumber/sacral area, on resting it does resolve, is this common?
Secondly what are others opinions regarding surgery, is it short term relief or is the future prognosis poor.
Many thanks in advance for taking the time respond, A very Worried Eddie.