Need some advice, guys. Herniated the C5/C6 disc in my neck. Dr. says it’s 10/10 pinching the nerve leading down my right arm. Pinched nerve has caused weakness to the point that lifting a gallon of water isn’t easy.
Dr. wants to do surgery and cleanup the mess and fuse the vertebrae or do a disc replacement. Injury was 1 week ago and he wants to do surgery on Monday. States that the longer we wait, the greater the possibility of nerve damage and permanent loss of strength. I do not want to do the fusion and am leaning towards the replacement option. I was thinking about getting a second opinion, but after seeing the MRI and the blockage, the goo from my disc isn’t going to go back where it came from.
I will be doing my own research as well, but would love to hear your opinions on either option.