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Hello. Thank you for being here.
I've been suffering for a very long time (30 years) and am weighing the risks of surgery (C3-C7) over continuing to manage without it. Recently, new symptoms in my lower body left me unable to sit or stand for more than a few minutes (15-30) at a time without excruciating pain. I'm confused about why the neurosurgeon (NS) is focused on my cervical spine instead of my lumbar/sacral area when the pain has been worse in the latter recently. I have read a couple of the threads (e.g., "New methods vice old ...") and feel very much at home here and hope to be a more informed spinal care consumer after spending more time with y'all.