Cervical Stenosis & C3/C4 Disc Herniation
6 weeks on I have almost fully recovered and have no noticable pain. I do however have exagerated reflexes and my left side, from ribs down to toe, doesn't respond to pin *****.
I have seen a specialist spinal surgeon and a neurosurgeon who both say I need to undergo surgery, otherwise risk total paralysis or even death (As the area of the spinal chord is above that which controls breathing!), as a result of a minor fall, car crash etc.
The spinal surgeon wants to do a decompression/fusion from the front. The Neuro surgeon wants to to a Laminectomy.
I am extremely scared by the whole situation! Can anyone give me any advice?
Should I have an Operation?
What quality of life can I expect after?