I AM NOT MEDICALLY MINDED SO PLEASE EXCUSE ME IF I USE WRONG TERMS. I SAW AN ORTHO. SURGEON A FEW WKS AGO ABOUT SOME PROBS. THAT I HAD IN MY HANDS & NECK NUMBNESS STIFFNESS AND PAIN, I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA SO THE PAIN I PRESUMED WAS NORMAL I NOTICED OVER THE LAST 18MTHS I COULDENT TURN MY NECK VERY FAR ON FIRST MY LEFT SIDE THEN RIGHT. HE SENT ME FOR A SCAN AND SOME NERVE CONSERVATION TESTS. THEN HE TELLS ME THAT I WAS BORN WITH A NARROW CANAL?? FROM THIS i WAS SENT TO A NUROSURGEON WHO TELLS ME THAT AN OPERATION TO FREE A NERVE?? AND SHOWED ME A DISC?? AND A SPACE INBETWEEN WHICH HAS NO FLUID AROUND ?? HE TELLS ME THIS OP. IS RISKY BUT REALLY ITS MY ONLY OPTION BECAUSE PAIN MANAGEMENT WOULDENT WORK IN MY CASE AND THINGS WILL GO ALOT WORSE IF I DONT HAVE THIS DONE CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS OPERATION IS CALLED??? AND IS IT A COMMON OPERATION ??? HE SAYS i SHOULD BE HOME AFTER 2 DAYS AT THE MOST BUT i CANT DO ANYTHING FOR 4/6 WKS. WHAT CANT i DO???
Most people do not require urgent surgery for your condition. Some doctors are a bit aggressive to recommed surgery and can scare patients into the operation. The only absolute reason someone needs urgent surgery is if they have actual nerve damage of loss of nerve function.
Consider seeing an orthopedic spine surgeon for a second opinion and compare the doctors bedside manner and recommendations.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.