I am 45 yr old female. I am needing help. I am scheduled for neck surgery on the 28th of December. My hesitation is that the surgery will not help the pain. I have chronic pain in my upper back and shoulders around my shoulder blades. I also have lower back issues. I have been told I have a compressed disc at c5-6. I also have bone spurs and calcifiction. The nerve is also crowded and pinched. The ligament running down my spine is also thickened. The surgeon is going to insert a spacer and fuse my neck and clean up the calcification and remove the bone spur. He says I have chronic inflamation. I also have reverse curvature of my neck.
I am REALLY wanting to know if anyone else has had these symptons and if the surgery has helped.
I have had other surgeries but this one has me really scared that it might not relieve any of my pain.
Thank you so much!