I have now had a nerve root block at C5/6 and C6/7 which has had some effect in that the pain did diminish initally but never really went away.It is now as bad as before but more localised in the hands, wrists and elbows. It looks like I will need surgery. As I am a type 1 diabetic I am concerned that although in good health now this amy not be the case in years to come. As a result I do not know whether it is better to have foraminotomies done on both sides of the C5/6 and C6/7 levels (how much will this weaken the spine?) or 2 disc replacements. I would be interested on your thoughts on this.
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