I'm 44 yrs old been having neck pain since 2009, my C3 C4 C5 and C6 are all herniated and I have bad arthritis and cervical degenerative disc disease, today a neurosurgeon told me (after our 5 mins appointment) that surgery will not help me. The pain is none stop and I have to wear a cervical collar everyday just to make the headaches bearable, and he also said i can go back to work ( i lift upwards of 250 bs a day at work). Did I need to get a second opinion? and also does anyone know what my future could possible be like with this problem?
Thanks just needing some fresh unbiased thoughts,