Bulging Disc in Neck-Still Ride?
So I had a totally craptastic day yesterday:no: Got the call from the Neurologist who ordered my MRI(had it on Sunday) He informed me that I have a very large protruding disc in my neck. He's is making a referral appt with a Neurosurgeon for me ASAP. I'm so upset I started crying on the phone with him! I never cry! Of course this happens mid-show season!
My question is anyone out there ride with this diagnosis or should I stop until I see the Surgeon? Also what is the down time following surgery? Anyone have experiences they would like to share? Microsurgery was mentioned also.
I tried everything I could think of to avoid the prospect of surgery(physio, traction etc) but the Dr. stated the size of the protrusion could impede my spinal cord. I'm so upset, it seems everytime my "horsey life" gets going something like this happens!