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Why neurosurgeon?

I have cervical spondylosis with disk osteophyte complexes at C4-7.  Borderline narrowing of the central canal.  Narrowing of the neural foramina as described most noteably at C4 secondary to disk osteophyte complex in combination with uncovertebral degenartive changes.  Cysts on both sides of my thyroid.  On lumbar; mild buckling of the ligamentun flavum and facet hypertrophic change as described.  
I was originally dx'd with degenerative disk disease, that led to MRI, that is leading to a surgeon.  No one will explain why a surgeon is needed. Can you please explain what they are saying.  This is coming from BC survivor, so I am very nervous.  Thank you.  
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From what I know from my father's experience with a congenital narrowing of the spinal canal, they want to you to go see a surgen about the possibility of removing the spinous processes from the effected area.  They only do this if you are suffering from numbness or pain in the legs or arms.  
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thank you very much for your reply.  I have an apt. with a surgeon in late Oct.  Seeing my regular doc about the thyroid tomorrow.  Thanks again, take care
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