I had the surgery done on my right hand, and hate to say it, but I can feel my hand now, but still have no strength in it and can feel neuropathic pain in my hand. They told me that I need to have my left had done as well, but I really don't think I am going to do it. My mother had hers done years ago and said it took a full year before she could say that she was glad she had it done. If you have any luck with alternative therapies I would definately stay with it as apposed to surgery. If you come across something that works, post it, I would like to try it!
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae. The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back. One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back. Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6