Hi - I am new to this site.
For about 5 years, I have had intermittent neck pain - lasts for a couple of weeks - goes away and comes back about once a year. The doctor says I have narrowing of the space C5-6. He says the pain indicates irrtiation of the C6 nerve root.
MRI is scheduled for next week.
I have tried numerous conservative treatments(anti-inflammatories, chiropractor, ostepathic manipulation, acupuncture etc. - most recently medrol pack and home traction.
I am very active - teach group fitness classes (some high impact and weight lifting) and ride horses. I am 55.
My question is about surgery. If I have surgery can I return to my previous activity level? Has anybody been able to?