C4,C5,C6 Fusion/Discectomy Surgery - HELP!
I'm scheduled for this surgery April 2. I've seen an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Neurosurgeon - both agree that this surgery is necessary.
I have not been in an accident - there was nothing obvious to cause this; it's clear from X-ray and MRI that C5 is collapsed, C4 through C1 completely straight. I have numb fingers and numbness and tingling down my arm, but no arm pain. Neither doctor has said that the surgery will completely remedy the pain; they have agreed that arm and finger numbness will go away.
If I was just dealing with numbness, I wouldn't have this surgery. So I am looking for information/feedback from others who have had similar symptoms and the surgery - to hear about outcomes and what recovery looked/felt like.