I am desperately asking for some advice. Long story short - always had neck problems, but about 4 weeks ago, I played tennis and it just flared things up. Day 2 after, I couldn't hold my head up for longer than 1 minute without excruciating pain. Also had tingling in fingers. Got an MRI - herniated c6/c7 with severe impingement on c7 right. Had an epidural cortisone injection had pain subsided about 40% but still bad if not laying down.
Week after spoke with 2 surgeons. One recommended surgery. The other PT. I signed up for a surgery the following Mon because the pain was so bad. Then, on a whim, took a pregnancy test the Fri before and it came up positive. Obviously I can't have surgery now. Nor can I have a repeat steroid
PT isn't helping much. It's been 4 weeks and I'm so far away from feeling "normal". I can stand sometimes for 10 minutes, other times 2 hours. But that's it.
Does this sound like it has a chance to recover? Or am I destined for surgery during pregnancy? They said I'd need to wait until 2nd trimester, which is 7 weeks away!!
Help. Any hope?? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.