Re: Narrowing of the C5-C6 and of the spinal canal
Hi. I too had degenerative disc disease that was diagnosed back in my 30's. Mine was due to being thrown into a wall by an out of control child. I am now in my 50's and had to have surgery due to spinal stenosis and foraminal stenosis. The biggest advice I can give you is to visit several doctors. Do your research and select those who are the most knowledgeable. I went to three neurosurgeons & 2 neurologists for opinions. Unlike you, I developed weakness in my left arm due to nerve compression at the C4-C7 area. That's what brought me to the doctor about 6 years ago. Even though I was diagnosed in my 30's, I didn't follow up with it because I had no symptoms - just pain. Please continue to follow your condition and seek the advice of well qualified physicians early on in the process.