I have been told I need neck (C4-C-5) surgery, but my GP strongly recommends against. I have occasional numbness in my right hand/arm. I have had an MRi and have the occasional numbness for about 2 months. the only things I can't do without pain is run, lay flat in an MRI, lay my neck back to have my hair washed and sit at the computer for more than an hour. I can walk briskly for about an hour and cover about 4 miles, any faster and it becomes painful. I feel great and would like to get a balanced second opinion.