hi - I have posted another thread a while ago but my MRI results for my cervical spine were not ready so I am wondering if my case would require a surgery, I know only a surgeon can decide but just looking for opinions from others that have had a cervical surgery for herniated discs.
My pain is excruciating - I cannot even sit without the pain (the pain is burning in nature, stabbing, electric shock like pain from the middle of my back to the base of my skull. I will see my rheumatologist soon to see what step I should take next but until then I would appreciate any opinion from people that have gone through this.
I am a bit confused of what I have read on another website earlier -
Surgery should be considered as a last resort, since many herniated discs heal on their own within six months. Surgery often is recommended when pain is severe enough to interfere with daily activities and requires strong pain medications, and when there are additional symptoms such as leg pain, weakness and loss of motion.
What do they mean the discs heal on their own?
My pain is incapacitating me from pretty much everything. Even sitting is painful, moving around such as walking relieves the pain, but once I sit down the pain builds up, laying in bed relieves the pain as well.
There is nobody on the forum medically qualified or permitted to give medical advice or respond to an MRI finding.