My c-5 has been steadily compressing for three years now to where the MRI shows no more day light . I am a long time bodybuilder and my job is pretty physical . I just turned 53 and have a little numbness and not of atrophy and weekning in my front left deltoid and left bicep .
I know I need the surgery but my concerns creating stress to my c-4 an c-6 discs which are pretty good now and creating other side effects that can occur that I don't have now . Ive been having needle electromyography testing for the last two years . The doc told my that the nerves are splitting off to help comunicate I guess . But still very spiratic . So my issues are this is not really affecting my daily life only my gym life , LOL .
I just seen a sports Doc and he's gonna MRI my rotator cuff just to see I f thats causing problems as well . Also since Im the main bread maker no pay checks for eight to twelve weeks or so is a problem since I work on call 24/7 doing organ , bone n tissue procurement . No benefits and I know disability is almost impossible to get even though I've been working since I was 12 yrs . Terrible yah ....... But like reading everybody else issues if I wait to long I can't get back what I have lost . Thank you for letting me vent on my perdickament and any feedback would be much appreciated . I wish I had a crystal ball .