Last November I was involved in a car accident, passenger side impact( I was the driver). Right before the guy hit my car I instinctualy reached in the back seat to brace my 2 year daughter for impact (held onto her car seat for dear life). The accident jarred me pretty good. About an hour after the accident I started getting horrible neck pain. I had my first MRI last December, and told I had herniated discs C5-T1 with the c6/7 being the worst. I've tried every type of therapy, including the dreadful dreadful neck injections, which seemed to have made things worse. During the last injection(September), I had shooting pain down my left leg and they said it is normal. Now when I bend my neck down I get a weird feeling that goes down my left leg like during the injection.
Mast last MRI said the c 5/6 is minor as is the c7- t1. Now here is the part I do not get C6/7 Broad based disc herniation with approximately 3mm of central disc herniation. The anterior spinal canal displaced the cord posteriorly. AP diameter of the canal at this level measures approximately 9 mm
I am wondering if ACDF will fix all my problems? I am a little afraid of surgery and I am probably just nervous for nothing.