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MRI shows foraminal stenosis, causing moderate radiculopathy, loss of strength. Advised surgery. Opinion?

My MRI report shows foraminal stenosis at c6-c7 and a major extrusion on the left side causing moderate radiculopathy and loss of strength. The symptoms have been ongoing for four months with physical therapy , chiropractic care, anti-inflammatory meds and gabapentin . My doctor has now referred me to a neurosurgeon and believes that surgery is most likely necessary. Would this be ab accurate assessment?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query,
i have noted your problem,

Management of radiculopathy related to disc diseases include conservative followed later by surgical if the patient dose not respond to conservative treatment. Further you have deficits and there is MRI correlates for the same. I agree with your doctor and you can undergo surgery to get relief.

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Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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