This is a great place to share and get experiences.Found very helpful in lot of things. There are some cases similar to mine. I have disc herniation at C5-C6 and C6-C7 with moderate central canal stenosis mainly at C6-C7. I am 35, never met with any accident/trauma.
I am getting as much as opinions as i can from multiple surgeons (including Ortho Spine Surgeon). The first NS i visited asked me whether i would want to try for therapy or go for surgery. Well not sure at that point as i don't know the complexity and obviously I choose for therapy as i plan to avoid surgery. However i tried to get as many as many different opinions from different NS. Everyone i meet and discuss says that eventually i would need surgery now or later. Since we know already the disc is degenerated and to avoid future spinal cord compression and spinal damage which is irreversible doc's are suggesting for a surgery. I have also asked if i am eligible for Pain Management and other Conservative approaches, but no one seem to be positive about it.
I live in Philadelphia and wondering if any one from the place could suggest a better surgeon based on their experiences. I really appreciate inputs
Thanks in advance!
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