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quick advise before doing the surgery for a dentist in pain

am 29 years old dentist , that I woked up with extremely sever arm and shoulder pain with thumb numbness, the MRI result returnes to me as considerable C5C6 disc herniation with considerable flattening of the root sleeve at that point,

I went to my nuerosurgeon and after the examination ...etc he said that I need the surgery to fix it ,

the question , now the sever pain is gone , I still have the numbness and the weakness part but the pain is gone, since I have to do the surgery at some poin in my life am wondering is this is the correct time to do it ?

sometime I say since there is no pain why am doin it , then after I remember the MRI image and the pain happend to me before I get back and say I have to do it as corrective and preventitive measure, my surgery in two days ,,

any idea

thank you alot


  • Good luck on surgery. Sometimes I wonder when this happens if it is the jitters or just something we let our mind say there is not pain. The one thing you don't want to risk is permanent nerve damage, so proceeding with the surgery, might be the best option. Obviously as a dentist you need to use your arms in a very intense way at all times, so you don't want the risk of damage. Typically it is not the pain they are doing surgery for, but rather the neurological symptoms as you described above. Anyway good luck with surgery and let us know how it turned out. Hopefully your back being a dentist before you know it.
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