Good evening to all. i saw the NS today for results of the cervical mylo i had last week. He tells me that it doesnt look bad and it's a mystery to him why i have the radiculapathy.The Radiologist reads the Ct scan as a C5 C6 ventral disc herniation with osteophytes causing epidural compression.My MRI was read that I had moderate cervical stenosis. The EMG shows severe C7 denervation. I don't understand how this severe weakness in my arm continues to mystify this NS. He did tell me though that he thought my best bet would be a foraminotomy.How can you justify surgery when he continues to insist that the films are normal?. He even told me that results of EMGs are not often reliable. I asked him if the surgery will help and he replies"I hope so"
So as you can see I have lost confidence in this NS who is suppose to be the best. I will pay for a second opinion out of my own pocket. The big problem now is that I have HMO and they will only allow me to see this MD. My other option the NS gave me was to live with the pain and weakness.I don't think I want to do this as my symptoms are not improving and i feel my legs are becoming involved. I am a hostage trapped in a HMO nightmare! Thoughts from anyone??