Hi everyone, I've finally come to terms with the fact that I need surgery, cord compression from c6/7. I'm now trying to decide how to deal with it. I went to a Dr. who recommended Endoscopic Spine Surgery, which basically is a minimally invasive technique, where the go in with a scope tool, and cut away just the part of the disc that is protruding, which would alleviate the pressure on my cord, and in theory, get rid of the cord compression, my tingly painful arms, etc. What is everyone's thought on this? Is it a legit procedure? It sounds like it would only buy me 5-10 years, then i would have to get the fusion, or whatever is the norm at that time.
My concern is that I will still be at risk to injure myself further. I want to be able to have no, or light restrictions like after having a fusion.
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions on this surgery