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do i need neck surgery

mri result was, finding.. the cervical spine shouws straightening of its curvature with normal vertebral body alignment. the vertebral bodies show no fracture deformities. multilevel disc bulges are noted from the c3 to the c6-c7 level creating severe thecal sac compresion. without evidence of central spinal canal stenosis.the neural foromina appears slightly narrow bilaterally at the c5-c6a c6-c7 level, secondary to uncovertebral hypertrofic changes, the cerebellun and spinal cord show normal t2 signal, without evidence of myelopathic changes, no paravertebral masses are identified. IMPRESION´- 1-PARAVERTEBRAL MUSCLE SPASM, WITH MULTILEVEL DISTAL BULGES NOTED FROM THE C3 TO THE C6-C7 LEVELS CREATING SEVERE THECAL SAC COMPRESION,WITHOUT EVIDENCE OF CENTRAL SPINAL CANAL STENOSIS. 2-MILD NARROWING OF THE BILATERAL NEURAL FOROMINA AT C5-C6 AND C6-C7 LEVEL, SECONDARY TO UNCOVERTEBRAL HYPERTROPHIC CHANGES. BEEN MANY YEARS WITH NECK PAIN, TAKING  MEDICATION LIKE  LYRICA. GABAPENTINA, NEURONTIN,TRAMADOL, ARCOXIA  AND NOTHING HELP MY NECK PAIN, NOW THEY TELL NECK SURGERY CONSIDERATION, THANK YOU
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Hi!
It all depends on the symptoms in your hands and back. If you do not have any symptoms in your hands like pain/ tingling or which is not disturbing your daily life we advise you to take preventive measures and try to delay the surgery.
Surgery should be your last option.
Lifestyle changes like proper footwear, maintaining BMI, balanced diet, exercise to strengthen your back muscles, proper position while sleeping, working, sitting should be followed.
Take care!
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