Hello everyone: Does anyone know what happens if you get an Artificial disc replacement surgery with a neck that is straight as a board? I have had a couple of doctors say I could benefit from ADR, but my x-ray shows that I have a definite kyphosis (reversal of the normal curve of the neck) with the worst part right at the point of my severe disc herniation. From my research, the straight neck might cause the ADR to fail. The kyphosis causes more pressure on my spinal cord with some myelopathy, so not to do any surgery at all puts me at risk for permanent spinal cord or nerve damage. The other option is a triple level fusion (YUCK). If I get a triple fusion, I fear I won't be able to go back to nursing at all, which would be devastating to me. Has anyone had an ADR with a straight neck (loss of cervical lordosis)? Or, has anyone had a triple level fusion and been able to go back to a very busy, stressful, and physically demanding job? Can you turn your neck enough to drive safely? To give up nursing is out of the question for me...it is my niche in life, ya know? Would appreciate any advice or if anyone has had triple fusion in the neck, how did it go? How are you now? Thank you for reading this and for your advice.