She noticed progressive weakness into her shoulder(deltoid) and loss of sensation. She was treated with oral steroids and PT, but that pain was intense. An MRI was performed, revealing a large right C4-C5 disc herniation.
A cervical epidural cortisone injection was done, and provided 20% improvement. She continued in PT, but continued to get weaker. She was therefore deemed a good surgical candidate.
The surgery took less than an hour to complete, and her pain was gone when she wake from her anasthesia. With ongoing PT, her deitoid strength returned fully. She was back to work back in 2 weeks.
Multilevel Anterior Fusion for Kyphosis