Here is the text from the written report: at c5-6 there is a left paramedian disc protrusion which causes mild canal stenosis and mild flattenng of the left side of the spinal cord. There is minimal left foraminal stenosis. There is a linear increased signal in the disc protrusion consistent with annular tear. Anything significant?
With the words mild and minimal they will not be talking surgery. At moderate it is elective if there is a lot of pain. It is usually recommended when it is moderately severe or severe.
The only thing that would change this would be signs of neurological deficits. Things like hyper reflexia, weakness, abnormal gait, bowel loss of control.
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