I have pain in both arms, primarily the left, with burning sensations on top of the forearm and in my left ring finger. Also, when I try to paddle when surfing, with my head back both hands go numb and tingle.
MRI shows c6-7 with a bulged disc pressing straight back into the spinal cord and severely flattening it, completely losing its kidney bern shape.
Ap cord measures at 7-8 mm at c6-7.
The neurosurgeon is ready to operate.
Ive had this pain for 4 months and conservative treatment has not worked.
I have little to no pain in my neck.
Should I move ahead with the surgery?
I think you have two consecutive posts as I already answered this. Please check both posts.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.