I had a bike accident a year ago and suffered two herniated discs at C4-5 and C5-6. I got better completely after a couple of months of treatment with PT and maxgalin. The symptoms are back since a month and the situation worsened since last 20 days and i have burning sensation and sudden jerks in both my hands. Latest MRI revealed acute myelopathy and Myelomalacia at C5-6. I am scheduled for ACDF on July 4th. My neurosurgeon said that the burning sensation might not go away as it might be due to myelomalacia but surgery will stop further deterioration. He also said that myelomalacia is unpredictable and there is only 50-50 chance that it does not become progressive.
I am really scared of the surgery. On top of that i am scared of this term Myelomalacia.
Do people with myelomalacia continue to live longer without paralysis or other problems post surgery?