I just got my MRI reading back from my ER visit the other day and I am very confused...
She said (over the phone) that I had a disc prolapse at C4/C5 and C5/C6 with no major cord compression.
The doctor at the ER basically told me to lay flat and be very careful (no lifting etc) in the meantime until I have my neurosurgeon appointment (which isn't until March 14).
Symptoms include severe neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, tingling and numbness in both hands (started in the ring fingers but is now both hands). I am currently on hydrocodone, methylprednisone, and muscle relaxers. I also have a soft collar.
Am i really supposed to not do anything until March except lay flat???? With all that I've read, it's a really bad idea to do anything that might result in cord compression, but...they aren't giving me anything useful to do. I'm so frustrated - I'm home from work in a recliner - can I really not work until this is all over???
Please help, I'm freaking out here. I feel like my normal doctor has given me no guidance