I am 43 years old, and love an active lifestyle. Kayaking, gardening, hiking, fishing, etc. A few years back I had a series of three Ant. Cervical disectomy & fusions with plating. I have been doing fairly well until recently.
My MRI says:
C3-4 Broad based disc osteophyte complex resulting in bilateral foraminal stenosis.
C4-5 Broad based disc osteophyte complex which abuts and posterialy displaces the cord and results in moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis.
C5-6 Posterior osteophyte or osseous prminaence which focally abuts and mildly displaces the cervical cord, resulting in mild flattening of the left side of the cervical cord.
My question is, should I return to my Nuerosurgeon at this point? Or, are there other things that I could try to reduce some of the pain. I already practice visualization, yoga, etc. I have a tens unit that I use at home. I am concerned that the spinal cord is being affected.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.