Please help I have severe pain in left shoulder arm and numbness in fingers and forearm MRI reads
At c3-4 small central posterior disc herniation that approaches however does not encroach upon the spinal cord.
C6-7 there is a broad based disc herniation with a moderately large left poster lateral component. There is encroachment upon the anterolateral aspect of the cord with posterior displacement and flattening of it's left anterolateral contour. There is displacement of the left c7 nerve root. There also appears to be encroachment upon the right neural foramen. There is no focal stenosis.
I had acdf on c4-5 and c5-6 in 2009. I have 3 kids and only functioning because of medication I am on. Do you think this will heal this time on it's own? After my 1st surgery stopped dropping things but pain was ,worse so I want to try and stay away from surgery if I can.
Thank you for your help!