A 54-year-old male asked:
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very apprehensive about spine surgery. when would surgery be absolutely necessary for cervical stenosis.my symptoms are probably considered mild to moderate.intermittent hand numbness, neck aches mild ha's.currently treating w/lyrica, celebrex & pt.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
When your ready: This disorder tends to be progressive over time & putting off treatment is a choice you make with that in mind. If your general health declines while you put it off the potential for complications increases. This is something you should really discuss with the treatment team and your family. One of the docs may know someone who can teach you relaxation techniques to help with the stress involved.
Answered on Mar 24, 2020
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