neck pain bilateral weakness in arms, numbness burning sensation
This is my first post. I am male 54 years old and have had neck pain for many years. I have had a few ct scans and a few mri's over time. This past year my symptoms became worse. I have neck pain, a burning sensation from neck to shoulder blades. I have weakness bilaterally in both arms. My arms feel tired, especially when lifting overhead. I will have numbness in both arms, right worse than left for 6 hours at a time. My last mri showed moderate broad based spur complex and moderate to severe bilateral neural foraminal stenosis at c2-c7 of neck. I have read many post here and am wondering about surgery for this condition. Should I seek neurosurgeon or try to treat with meds. The meds I have taken so far havent helped much.(napro,relafen, advil) I have seen where people have gotten relief with lyrica for nerve pain. I am scheduled for nerve testing in about two weeks. I dont even know if surgery is an option for me. I believe the stenosis is causing my numbness weakness ect.
Thanks to all and I would appreciate any advice anyone could give me