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Old 12-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Herniated Disks C5-C6-C7

I have been experiencing sever tingling and numbness in my left arm and around my whole left shoulder blade for the last 2 months.

I went to my family dr. and she aligned me up (cracked me) and requested that I get xrays. The xray came back and stated that i have arthritis and calcium build up in C4-C5-C6. She put me on steroids for 6 days. The pain subsided during the time I was on these, but today is the last day and the tingling and numbness is back.

She sent me for a MRI today. The results came back stating that I have 2 herniated disks C5-C6, C6-C7 and that I need to contact a neurosurgeon and that I will need surgery.

I see all these posts about surgery and what the process is. I also see all these posts about going to the the Spine Institute for alternate treatment.

Has anyone ever been there and been treated that way. I want the best option for me, but would prefer no surgery if not absolutely needed.

The pain is so bad that I am litterally in tears and constantly holding my arm above my head to get the blood rushing as this is the only thing that relieves the pain.

I have an appt in 2 months with the neurosurgeon so I will have to wait til then to see what the options are.

Any suggestions out there?

 
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