My MRI show moderate bone spur in c5-c6 and some narrowing of my spinal cord canal(?). I have a lot of pain, muscle spasm & muscle knots on my left neck and shoulder. Also, terrible, I mean terrible back pain. The numbness in my left arm and pain had pretty much gone away after 5 months of physical therapy but I still have a lot of pain in my neck and the back. The cervical traction and ultrasound therapy seem to help and so does Inverstion table. When I'm hanging upside down I feel no pain. Do I need the surgery to remove the spur to get rid of this awful pain or will the traction & stretching eventually do the work? I'm just so tired of living this pain. I want to avoid the surgery if I could. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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