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should i have spine surgery?

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  • Posted By: fahema_95
  • February 16, 2013
  • 10:25 PM

Hi everyone, I'm 17 and I'm a girl, at the moment and I've been having severe back pains for 9 months, I had an MRI done and the radiologists have found out I have early cervical discopathy and early thoracic spondylosis ( there's spiking in the upper part between t1-t4) also I have slightly dehydrated discs in c2 c4 and c5. My GP referred me to physio therapy which will start in a month, but she said it might not even help cos my problem is my discs and it cant repair my problems (there's degeneration, herination, bulging and the like) . She said I might have to undergo surgery. I wanted to ask will physio therapy really help me? Or should I opt for spinal surgery? I'll be honest the pain is so horrible I can even go sixthform cos of it, I need to always lie down and my arms and shoulders feel numb, hurt and feel weak. Also 80%+ of the time these conditions affect women over the age of 60 and Im 17 will it only get worse? Thank you for any help and sorry for making an essay I just really need some guidance. (Sorry for any spelling/grammar errors im on my ipad) :)

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  • Hi Fahema so so sorry your suffering at such an early age,cant understand why your doctor has not revered you to an consultant,such as muscular and skeletal at your hospital as your doc for referral sap,Colin
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