With the rizotomy I still have all the other symptoms, the discomfort in neck
and head is the worst of them, but at least no pain
. This gives me quality of life I otherwise would not have had.
My neurosurgeon prefers not to operate unless it becomes critical to do so. In South Africa not many cases of ACM is seen. I am lucky to be at a NS who has knowledge of it and is careful in his treatment.
It does not take away the ACM or change the progression, only controls pain.