Post total right knee replacement, therapy was going well when left leg began to atrophy and left foot became numb. EMG done by Neuro and MRI was ordered. Cervical Stenosis was present and not unexpected due to lumbar fusion 3 years earlier. My issue is determining the risk versus reward should I follow Neuro's recommendation to have C4-C7 fusion based on the number of problems listed here. The numbness is now in both legs and my ability to walk without assistance is not improving. This would seem to provide the answer, but I see so many who claim they are actually worse for having had the surgery.
My hope is the longer I am able to hold off the better the chance of a new procedure or technique that yields greater success. I have looked here but not found anyone having written anything relating to alternative treatment methods i.e. acupuncture or something non-invasive. This also presents a career ending issue for me, as well as the quandary of entering into the maze of disability applications.