narrowing and bulging at C6/7, bulging at C5/6; what to expect
I've been having problems with my neck, back, shoulder, arm and hand for about a year now. When I first started having problems it didn't really include the hand. But I was told at that time that I had degenerative discs. I take anti inflammatories and I've done PT and was given a TENS unit to help control the pain. And it works well. But recently I started having numbness in my thumbs and fingers as well as the arm and shoulder.
I had an MRI and was told that I have bulging and narrowing at c6/7 and bulging at c5/6. (when I started having the problems a year ago, the dr. also mentioned bone spurs). So anyway, now that we have MRI results, the doctor is sending me to a neurosurgeon.
Now I am just wondering if anyone knows what I might expect as far as treatment, surgery or anything that might be useful.