I'm writing in regards to anyone who is contemplating cervical disc laminectomy/fusion with instrumentation. I had levels 5&6 done a little over a year ago, and although I experience pain at #7 every now and then, I have no regrets. When you get to the point where you can no longer feel your hands, It helps you make the hard decisions. I agree with the statement that the adjacent discs are forced to take up the movement, including compression, and absorbtion of any shock, which will likely contribute to premature failure. I looked into spinal implants, but unfortunately, this procedure, as logical as it sounds, is not approved in the United States for the Cervical Spine. Best of Luck!