Originally Posted by DFW_M5
No experience, but why not try the non-invasive therapy approach first, and if it doesn't work, opt for the surgery.
No experience with T- level. I have issues with C4-C5 & C6-C7. First neurosurgeon wanted to cut on me twice, but didn't know what surgery to do first. I remember one phrase he used that made up my mind, 'the surgery(s) could be successful, but you could be a quadriplegic'.
I chose PT as it was an option. Another 3 neurosurgeons all declined to perform surgery as 'they could do more harm than good'. They all would recommend a guy that would cut, if I insisted.
I've been living a full life without surgery(18 years). I agree, try the non invasive treatment first, you can opt for surgery later. I think T level surgery is much different than C level, but check out all your reasonable options. Don't be afraid to ask for second or third opinions, it's your right.
Best wishes for a positive outcome.
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