I saw my DO today. He explained further why I am seeing a 'second opinion' neurosurgeon to determine what surgery I am going to have on my cervical spine.
I don't totally understand all he was saying. Unfortunately he seemed in a rush today. I hate that when doctors rush you in and out.
Anyway, what I got out of it the left side of my C-5/C-6 complex (or however you want to describe it) is not as bad as the right side where the nerve root is. This is what the 'second opinion' neurosurgeon comes in. They want to make sure that what they do takes away my severe pain arm symptoms.
That's what I get out of it. I know my neuro was talking about laminectomy or acdf C-5/C-6. But he's not sure which he is doing.
I'm still waiting for them to set up the appointment with the 'second opinion' neuro.
I wish I understood the anatomy of my cervical spine better so I could clearly grasp what they are talking about when they say 'left' or 'right' side. I understand the levels the the discs in between the vertebrae. I don't clearly understand the 'left' and 'right' talk. Maybe someone can point me to an article or video on this web site that can clear this up.
Thanks for listening! :H