Hi everyone, I'm kc. I am new.
I am very active person. A few months ago I had pain and tickling in my left arm. I went to see my family doctor. She send me to Orthopedic, then MRI and therapy. The result from MRI is not good. There are small posterior disc osteophyte complex at c5, c6 and c7 level. There is a large superimposed left para central disc at c5, c6 with extends mildly inferorty.... To make a story short, I went to see nerve surgeon. He said I'm in danger and must have surgery, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion asap. I could become paralyze at anytime if I am driving and my car is hit from the back. I was in shocked and scared. I discussed with my family doctor. Based on resulted from MRI, she agreed that I need surgery and she recommended for me to get a second opinion. In the mean time, I have gone to 5 session of therapy. My pain and tickling is now 50% less than three weeks ago. I am still waiting for my second surgeon appointment. If therapy is helping, what is that mean? Am I getting better ? Do surgery is a must? Do you folks out there have any suggestion. I am afraid of surgery. Thanks in advanced for your opinion.