i am 23 years old and was injured in a pretty severe rear end accident about 2 1/2 years ago. The accident left me with 3 different disc herniations in my neck that have continued to create pain in my day to day life. I have tried mostly every conservative treatment including: chiropractors, physical therapy, spinal decompression treatments, trigger point injections, pill regimens etc. I am deeply affected by shooting pains down my left arm and into my left shoulder multiple times in a day. I had a repeat EMG done a few days ago that shows I have 3 pinched nerves as a result of my disc herniations. I have seen an orthopedic doctor and he is reluctant to perform surgery on me because I am so young. I would love some advice from anyone who has had a surgery at a younger age and if it has helped you! Also, I'm not sure which surgery is least invasive, but I would love to hear about what options I have when it comes to surgery for my neck disc herniations and pinched nerves!
Thanks so much,