Hello / Osteophytes / surgery
my name is Matthew and I’m 39 from Yorkshire
got diagnosed with foraminal stenosis due to bilateral osteophyte disc complex at c5-6
all my symptoms are left side of neck, shoulder, arm and thumb
struggling with the mild to moderate but consistent pain and more so mentally
they want to ultrasound my shoulder too and then I have an appt in Feb next year.
most likely I’ll be progressing to injections first which I don’t like at all but after being in pain for 16 months, not sure what other choice I have.
and if that fails some kind of surgery? The consultant said something about shaving it off?!
am really scared, never had an surgery before. I also worry about my work, kids and big fluff of a dog as I don’t have help to look after them.
if anyone has an advice or has or knows someone with a similar condition and how it went for them I’d love to know. I know there are people so much worse of than me but mentally I’ve a lot on my plate and need to navigate this challenge somehow. Daily life is a real struggle and the only things that have given me some mild relief is a neck traction pillow and a very hot shower but only for short relief.
best wishes to all
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