Hello all , i finally seen my NS. I have herniated disc c5/c6 . spinalosis, and spurs , etc. He has ordered 4 weeks of PT. , he said if it did not help, and i am still in pain, i just have to call him up, and will schedule the surgery right away. he seems to be a very caring dr. It is common to try PT first right? i know they want to try conservative treatment first.
Well i have a bigger dilema, i also have a torn rotary cuff, which is causing me pain . not only have i got the pain radiating from my neck into my shoulder. i have the pain from rotary cuff in my shoulder. My NS since if have appt. with my ortho next wk. i can have the shoulder surgery done. BUT i would have to put off my PT. He asked me if i could get one done or the other, which one bothers me more! such a hard decision. but my neck is bothering me more, because i have radiculpathy, and dealing with so much more that is radiating from neck alone. I went ahead , and starting PT on Mon. morn. scheduled. i am looking at surgery with ortho already he has talked to me about rotary cuff repair, he has said my neck needs to be taken care of first. I feel like a ping pong ball, getting bounced back and forth. One dr. is saying you can have this done first, and other dr. is sending me back to the other for surgery. trying to make decisions for which one wants me first for surgery. what a mess. has anyone ever went thru anything like this?? ... I am really under alot of stress! I need to know more about PT, my NS says maybe i will be one of the LUCKY ones, and i will help me. i am so uncertain of everything. First of all the word LUCKY is not in my vocabulary. can someone please help with decisions, and too much to think about. can any of you give me some of your experiences like this? :sick: :?