well, my mri says i have c5-7 herniation w/myelopthy, stenosis, and severe foraminal encroachment. went to 2 NS who said if i don't do it, it'll get worse and maybe can't be fixed. i've had it for 3 years. never was told of my mri results 3 years ago and never was referred to a neurosurgeon(sounds like a malpractice suit if you ask me).
anyway, my pain comes and goes. left arm, tricep, and hand pain and burning, and leg weakness, and now a new symptoms-pain between shoulder blades on the spine. basically, i feel 100 years old and walk like it too. my legs and heavy.
i need some advice. should i do it? will it work? should i wait for the new artifical disks? how long is recovery? how much pain? i'm a whimp when it comes to meds. i will throw up after anesthia and allergic to all anti-bioltic.
thanks for your help. i live in new york.