I'm new to this forum and first of all would like to thank everyone who has posted such valuable information from their experiences. I know from previous surgeries (unrelated to neck) that a lot of docs minimize what to expect post-op, so I really appreciate the honesty in this forum.
I understand that this site is not for medical advice however having read a lot of the posts I can see that so many of you have been through
a lot and at least have an opinion on various cervical spine issues. Here is my recent MRI results and I am scheduled to see a neurosurgeon next
month. Can't tolerate NSAID's, have had acupuncture with no relief and am currently in PT but it is not helping. In fact, it is aggravating my
symptoms. As the saying goes "when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail". I don't want the neuro to recommend surgery just
because that's what he always does for cervical disc disease. Does this look like surgery may be in my future? I don't want to have permanent
nerve damage but the surgery sounds like a real bear.
C3-C4: Left uncovertebral joint hypertrophy and facet joint arthropathy contribute to moderate left neural foraminal narrowing.
C4-5: Posterior disc osteophyte complex with bilateral uncovertebral joint hypertrophy and facet joint arthropathy contributes to severe
left and moderate right neural foraminal narrowing.
C5-6: Same as C4-5 but also mild spinal canal stenosis.
C6-7: Same as C4-5. Again severe left and moderate right. ********************************************
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