Ok so Dr said I have to come in and talk on Tuesday so I guess this will be when he says, you will need surgery and what kind. Said that they see why my right hand is numb and I hurt on the right because I have right foraminal stenosis (foramen is the casing around the nerve pathway) at c5-c6 secondary to concentric disc bulge (this is what is causing the foramen to be squeezed and pinching off the nerves) and osteophytes (bone spurs) and they are not sure why I am not screaming with agony on my left because it is worse there at my c6-c7 because the disc protrusion is flattening the left of my spinal cord. Also a bulge at c4-c5 but not a concern. He said C6 is my offender for certain.
Glad to know I'm not crazy, scared as hades for what is most likely coming now but hopeful of a pain free upper body at least because the SI joint will always be a problem but one thing at a time right now.
One large question I have for those that may know, do they always do fusions on cervical issues or do they ever do microdiscectomys or such less invasive procedures like they have the option of on lumbar repairs? Reason I ask is that I all I ever read about where cervical repairs are discussed is fusions being done. Just curious....Hoping they say it can be the minimal stuff rather than fusion.