I have posted here before but it has been a while. I have bulging discs at c4-c6 with moderate to severe bilateral neuro foraminal stenosis at each level. I have neck pain most days but not severe. I have had emg studies done and definitely suffer from cervical radiculopathy in left arm. I take Neurontin, flexeril and sometimes pain meds.
My question is this, when is it time to give in and have surgery. Neuro recommends 2 level acdf with hardware. Most days I can function well. Some days pain is hard to deal with. My biggest concern is nerve damage that is irreversible. Should I continue on until I just can't stand it? For now I can deal with the pain. I have seen this question addressed before here on spine health. I appreciate any comments