Hi im a 36yr old Coronary nurse care nurse who recently suffered prolpase c5/c6 and central protrusion c6/c7 nearly 6 weeks ago.
After a week in hospital and an MRI scan. I have been told/given a variety of advice, some conflicting.
I have reduced sensation and power of my right arm. But my mainly pain is under my shoulder blade up into my neck and then into my shoulder.
Ive been offered a anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery. But given the risks of the surgery i was a like reluctant to go on the surgical list without exploring my options.
Steriod injections won't fix the problem but will treat the symptoms. Acupuncture and traction also unlikely to fix the problem.
I need to be able to perform CPR, work 12.5hr days and run a busy shift. With 30 yrs left to work in the NHS.
I am currently unable to drive due to the high doses of medication including gabapebtin naproxen diazepam and codeine amongst others.
I am worried the longer i leave my descision the more permenant damage i could be doing?
Does anyone have any advice?
Has anyone had this surgery?
Many thanks in advance.