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Just found out I will need surgery
I had a cervical mri one year ago that showed two ruptured disk, facet arthrosis, osteophytes and mild stenosis. Emg showed chronic denervation and radiculopathy at c6/c7. Symptoms were severe migraines and left arm and neck/shoulder pain. For the past year I have had numerous facet injections and epidural steroid injections, along with pain medication and muscle relaxers. The migraines have decreased after radio frequency ablation. Unfortunately, the neck and shoulder pain has been worse. Lots of numbness, tingling and has moved to right side as well. New MRI ordered and now shows 4 herniated disc, as well as moderate facet arthritis and the spinal cord is now impinged. Images sent to surgeon who said it was definitely a surgical matter. I see him this week. I know to get more than one opinion, but would really like some input on best questions to ask. I don't even know what kind of surgery would be recommended at this point, so where would best place to start research? I would love to hear from anyone else with similar problems and what treatment you pursued. Thanks!