I am new here and have some questions, and I guess looking for some sort of support trying to figure out what to do. I currently have weakness and numbness going down the left arm, my trapazoid muscle has been swollen for 2 years and it burns a lot of the time, especially if I sit to long or don't move it. I have pain on the right trap, that goes down my shoulder blade, and I get sharp pains that shoot through my head, normally it goes away quick or truthfully I am not sure I could handle the pain.
I saw 2 orthos who said they couldn't help, but I saw a ns yesterday who recommended level 2 fusion of c5-7. I don't know if one is better than the other when it comes to this but I have been told a ns is better.
After reading some of the things here, I am not sure what to do. I was told out of work 5-10 days, but some of you have been off 3 months. That I can not afford, I will just continue to live with the pain.
I welcome all comments.