(Caution or Comfort?) c5-c6 spinal myelopathy
I just got diagnosed by a neurologist who referred me to a neurosurgeon for immediate surgery. I have trouble walking, but am pain free. My declining walking and balance abilities have been so gradual that I do not feel the sense of urgency that my neurologist seems to have. Reading other people's posts makes me feel so fortunate not to have any pain. The downside to putting off surgery might be more neurological damage, but maybe risking life in a wheelchair is better than a future (a few weeks of several years) life of pain management. Does anyone think that I should buck my neurologist's advice and just watch the thing drag out without surgery?