Newbie here, have read the articles and watched the videos. My diagnosis is "moderately severe left C5-6 and milder left C3-4 osteophyte formation with probable significant encroachment on nerve root at C5-6". Symptoms have been recurrent for 30 years (I am 60). Have had several MRIs, physical therapy, chiropractors, medications over the years. Current symptoms include stabbing pain in lower neck, shoulder pain radiating down left arm to fingers, dizziness, occasional nausea. Scheduled to see neurosurgeon on Dec 7 by neurologist and GP (didn't ask for it).
My two questions:
What type of surgical repair would they typically do to correct my problem and what are the risks if I didn't have surgery? Am getting tired of the chronic stiff neck and pain at this point, however!