Surgery for Spinal stenosis, c6 & c7 vertebra with some kind of (nur or mur) ostophyles.
I was diagnoised with this as being the cause of my constant Pain and numbness, along with the entense radiating pain that shoots through my arms and causes them to go dead. This happens most all the time when I tilt my head back and if I reach over my head with my head tilted back it makes my legs go dead also.
For two years I've told my Doctor and got realy no responce other than it was most likely arthoritis and my age. Finally I get them to do X-rays and an MRI leading to these results. Makes me wonder. Now I've been referred to a Nuro-surgeon because the test show that I have not only this "Spinal Stenosis" but also have bone fragments that are pushing into my nerves along the vertebra that are showing up herniated and have told me it was most likely caused by an accident that I had had a year and a half ago.
Has anyone else had this kind of surgery??? I'm not fond of surgery and I don't know what alternitives there may be for me, other than live with the pain and take a chance on perminant damage to my nerves and spine.