Hi. I am a 35 year old female who has been "dealing" with DDD in my cervical and lumbar spine for 3 years now. The DDD is in my C5/C6, C6/C7 and is getting worse. The surgeon I saw confirmed that I have increasing weakness in my left arm. I have lost my reflexes and the pain is gettin unbearable. He wants to perform anterior fusion at both levels and I am scared to death.