My MRI just showed a focal extruded disc herniation in the midline extending to the left at the C4-5 level causing a mild deformity of the spinal cord, dis placing the left side of the cord posteriorly. There is an asymmetric left posterior profusion of the C5-6 disc as well causing a mild impression upon the left ventral margin of the thecal sac.
My neurologist recommended surgery. Would that be my best option? My symptoms are many; including weakness on right side from head to toe, poor balance, weak bladder and bowels, neck/back pain and stiffness, numbness and tingling below waist. This has been going on for over a year.