Originally Posted by jkl626
I also have C5-6 disc degeneration,stenosis and osteophytes,but all of the TOS dr's have told me that my pain is probably not coming from the disc. I was treating the disc for 8 months with pt,chiro and acupucture b4 I got the TOS diagnosis, but I still wonder if some of my symptoms could be coming from the disc.I had surgical consultants with 3 neurosurgeons who were ready to do surgery on me.Two recommended posterier disectomy and one recomended fusion.But they all said my disc bulge was not that bad and that most people at my age have it. I dropped the idea of it after I got the TOS diagnosis.
Have you had cervical epidural or cervical facet block injections? I would run away from surgeons ready to cut you without trying these injections first. I would recommend you have my neurosurgeon, Dr. Ty take a look at your cervical MRI. He doesn't rush people into surgery and he's only a few miles from Dr. Ando's office - www.basicspine.com
Dr. Duncan McBride is also a great neurosurgeon for an opinion. I know two people who've had fantastic results with Dr. McBride.