I am nervous this morning as I prepare to go to the Neurosurgeon to consent to anterior cervical fusion of c5-c6 disk. I started out with pain and numbness in my left arm which quickly spread to my right arm. I had a disk herniation in c5-c6 that was found by my PCP in June. I have tried everything from muscle relaxants, vicodin, PT, massage therapy, changing my bed and pillow, biofreeze, thermacare, ice, heat, TENS unit and steroid injections among other stuff I cannot remember and now I am to the point where considering surgery feels like it's the only option left. I am also in the process of moving out of state and trying to complete the adoption of my foster daughter. Both my son and foster daughter are 2 years old so it is like having twins. Is there anyone who has had success with disk fusion? I want to be sure I do the right thing before going to surgery. This has been so frustrating the last few months.
Thanks for any help that can be given in advance.