Anyone who can help please.
I went to a reflexology massage and the musses was too rough with his elbow on my back. things seemed fine at the time but the next day when I set in my car I felt a really sharp pain on my left shoulder close to my shoulder blade. right after that my right leg started going numb, then my right hand pinky finger, the numbness moved to my right leg and now my stomach and lower back area under my chest are all numb and tingly. my power and reflexes are close to normal. But my balance is gone bad, I walk as if I am drunk. I have less control over my legs. The numbness seems to get worst.
Specialist sent me to MRI for my Head, C spine, and lower back. my specialist sent me to another specialist. I went to him all he said was my neck is really bad, bad to the extent that he said he has never seen it this bad in someone at my age. I am 38 years old by the way.
I was a very active guy playing soccer 3 days a week, I was hiking at items, I was running 5 miles once a week. suddenly out of the blue now I cant walk properly let alone running.
the specialist recommended I should have disk replacement surgery on C5 and C6, and he said possibly C4. the way he explained it made me really panic. I don't know what to do.
Anyone with the same problem? do anyone recommend surgery? is surgery a good idea? anything anyone can tell me to help me or give me a peace of mind. will I ever be able to walk normal again? please help.