Orthopedics Questions? Ask an Orthopedist for Answers ASAP
I am an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
I am going through your previous conversation and will answer you shortly.
I have gone through your conversation and have read your MRI report carefully.
I do not think that you require surgery at present.
MRI shows left-sided disc extrusion and nerve compression at C5 C6 why the pain going down to your shoulder is on right side. This indicates that left sided disc extrusion s not causing any major radiating pain.
The changes of Arthritis in cervical spine are responsible for your neck neck pain and stiffness. These will not be ameliorated by surgical treatment.
You should show this to a spine specialist for clinical examination and opinion based on clinical examination and investigation that is MRI.
Stiffness and pain in neck would be helped by a physiotherapy program to increase the strength and flexibility of your cervical spine.
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.