Hi - i was hoping to get some advice.
i had a severely pinched nerve C7 in my neck. i went and had a MRI and seen a surgeon. he told me I have 3 severely herniated disks in my neck and that i should have the surgery and fusion. I also have nerve damage in my right arm.
my surgery is scheduled for June 14th.
my question is now that i have been waiting 4 weeks so far for my surgery date. the pain has stopped. i can turn my neck without pain.
Do i still go throught the surgery? Did the disk just move a millimeter over and now its not being pinched but could move back at any time and id be back in pain again.
should i just go ahead and get it done since I will probably have to have it done eventually .. since i have it all set with my work and insurance company.
Im 47 years old.
I know that it doesn't answer your question, but I would certainly get another opinion or two, or three..... It might be something that will have to be done eventually, but if you have a severely pinched nerve at C7, you could end up with permanent nerve damage. I personally have only seen approx 1out of 10 that had a successful cervical operation.