I saw my neuro surgeon today regarding my cervical spine problems. I had a CAT Scan first at the hospital. The Radiologist still needs to do the comparison of CAT Scan with the MRI's then send the report to my Neuro Surgeon.
My DO had concluded I need a C6 Nerve Root Block for diagnostic purposes. She wants to make sure that is causing my severe left arm pain. My Neuro Surgeon agrees. So that is next. He did say that is only one of my problems. I know I have disc bulging from C3 to C7 with Central Canal Stenosis to varying degrees from C3 to C7. My DO thinks he will do a C3 thru C7 decompression.
I really like this Neuro Surgeon. He took his time with me today. He treated me nicely. He explained everything so I could understand as he went over the CAT Scans. He wants to be thorough with the diagnostics before scheduling surgery.
So, the reports here will continue as I know more.
Both my DO and the surgeon today asked if I was having leg symptoms yet. Is this common with Cervical Spine problems at some point?
I'm calling my DO to schedule appointment to prescribe stronger meds. I'm only on Tramadol and Lyrica right now.
Thanks guys for your support!
Western Band Cherokee