I came back from a NeuroSurgeon. I have severe stenosis on (C4-c5, c5-c6, c6-c7) and I have pain between my shouldblades and shoulders that come and go (with anti-inflammatory medicines). Sometimes its severe. He tested my arms and legs and walks (those were good).
Now he says I am on border-line. My MRI is severe, my symptoms are not severe enough on the test. How do I deal with back pain and headache? He says to go back if I cannot manage the symptoms/pain. As I was driving back I was having severe pain between my shoulder-blades (I was fine when I was at the doctors office).
Those of you did surgery, did anyone do it for shoulder/chest/between-shoulderblade pain and occasional neuropathy? He is a conservative doctor (who does not do surgeries if the symptoms & MRI both do not look severe) and in my case, he seemed undecided. What should I do?
MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.