I am so nervous to have a surgery I don't feel (in my gut) is necessary. I have an aching forearm, sometimes my thumb and first finger go numb... and many other symptoms that could confirm C567 diagnosis. However, I do not have pain in my actual spine. I can turn my head, the arm/hand issues are not painful just hypersensitive and achy and sometimes weak. The pain I do have is quite a bit lower than the area they are treating. I feel it is in the C7 and lower range. It is a sharp stabbing sensation that comes from out of nowhere sometimes. It actually makes me jump and cry out. Positional? NO. It is everyday with or without activity. I have tried traction, P.T., several nerve root blocks as well as trigger point injections and a whole spectrum of meds. I just worry because everyone keeps asking about the "pain" in my neck and arm. There is no pain except for the stabbing sensation that is lower and very localized. I have had a few different M.D's opinions, now I have to decide my next step in my treatment. If anyone relates closely to this or if anyone has had a cervical fusion Please respond I need you!!! How bad was it? If your symptoms were similar did they go away? Any encouraging word would be welcomed. Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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