I have been with neck pain for 2 years which radiated to my L arm with numbness/tingling 2 months ago. PT and meds did not work. MRI showed large C5-6 protrusion with L nerve impg. OS and NS recommended surgery. I decided to go with the NS who took me out of work 12 days before surgery as I was struggling at my desk job. Well, over the weekend my neck/arm symptoms have disappeared. However, I can re-create them by lying down on my back. I’m wondering now if I need surgery. I’m also sacred that my pain will come back without the surgery.
Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do? Thanks!
C5-6 ACDF 9-2011
C4-5 ACDF 11-2014