Please forgive me I do not know much much about medical terminology so not sure I will say everything right. I am a 43 year old man. I have worked in the Texas oilfield business for over 30 years. I have had back problems for probably about 15 years. I had several sets of nerve ablations as well as countless steroid injections about 10 years ago. Last week I went to the ER with back pain and left arm pain. I stayed in the hospital for three days, they did MRI and Xray's. I was discharged with appointment to follow up with neurologist on the next day. Neurologist got me in with the neurosurgeon they next day. I have several disc problems but at C 6/7 the disc is pushing against my spinal cord. The neurosurgeon has scheduled me for ACDF cervical 6/7 on June 9. Everybody tells me this is pretty fast to get a surgery date that quickly. Neurosurgeon says I don't have hardly an cushion for my spinal cord (Stenosis ?) and moderate scoliosis. I am a little worried about the surgery but more so about recovery. I had no idea I would have to be off work for so long. Any I hope to learn a bunch from you all.
Thank you, Jeremy