Hi, I am new to this site as well as fairly uninformed when it comes to overall spine health. I have my first apt with my neurosurgeon in two days, I am seeing him for my neck:C4/5 posterior disc protrusion, C5/6 right posterior lateral disc osteophyte complex formation and posterior disc herniation w/ central canal stenosis and effacement of the right lateral recess, C6/7 posterior central disc protrusion and posterior disc osteophyte complex w/central canal stenosis, C7/T1 posterior disc osteophyte complex formation.
I don't really understand what that all means other than it hurts bad! I am wondering if there will be possible other tests done before we just go to surgery and if so does anyone know what they might be? Just looking for as much info on this whole journey as I have no idea what to expect...all I know is that I'm very anxious to get my neck "fixed"
Thanks for reading xo
Mother of three amazing boys who wants her life back, suffering from chronic neck/shoulder pain for 9 months.