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Suffering with cervical and thoracic disc herniation, neural foramina stenosis, shoulder blade osteophyte formation with a ridge, have arm weakness and numbness with neck pain, advised cervical discectomy. Suggestion?

Im43YEARS young and have been diagnosed with cervical and thoraic disc herniatios and neural foramina stnenosis also i ond left shoulder blade osteophyte formation with a ridge. I get left arm weakness ,NUMBNESS and severe pain in neck down my arm. I received 8 epidurals between the neck and thoraic spine with temporary relieve.Im in physical therapy which only provides relief right after they do it. my doc want to do a cervical discetomy is that now the best way to go
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Dear friend , if conservative measures are not helping, modern spinal microdiscectomies come to help. If an expert is advising surgery, then in good surgical hands, at good high turnover centres, discectomies could help, esp. if you have distressing neuro signs.

I am not a spine surgeon. but looking at the results of surgeries at our centre, I think they should help you.
I would advise you to go by your specialist's suggestion.
thanks for being at HCM and hope to keep posted on your progress.
good luck.
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