Re: Spinal Cord Impingement- How much is too much?
Hello Notpain, I have the same problem. I'm a wc case so they are always goiing to say your ok. My neurosurgeon said I need surgery ASAP or the damage will be permanant. I have stabbing pain down my right arm, pins and needles, burning, lose of sensation in my arm and fingers, I drop small things, have culmsey hands, my last 3 fingers want to curl under, I can't use my arms or hands for very long before the pain get to severe and that is with the pain meds. My neck is always stabbing at times it feels like if I move it its going to fall off. and lately my fiancee has called in the pinball wizard because when I first stand up to go to the bathroom or to the kitchen I bump into the walls back and forth. we laugh but its not funny. anyway thats what I have and my herniation is 8mm. I have decided that if at this next hearing next month if they don't approve the surgery then i'm doing it on my own insurance. I have an appointment on the 28th to get things started.