To give some background, I have recently received my MRI results following an incapacitating neck and shoulder pain in May/June this year.
The results are:
mild centreal disc prolapse at C3-C4 and C4-C5
prominent subacute left lateral posterior disc prolapse at C5-C6 compressing exiting left C6 Nerve.
I have been referred to an orthopaedic consultant and a pain management consultant, and have been told by my current doctor that my only options left are steroid injection or surgery. (absolutely do not want the injections)
Can anyone tell me what kind of surgery they would do for this, and how long I can expect to wait? I've gone from being a healthy active 30 year old to bedridden. To explain I have had no previous injury or trauma, initially this presented as shoulder pain so I was mis-diagnosed by GP/physio and treated for shoulder muscle spasm.
Can anyone give me more information?