I just found out yesterday that my DDD is worse then original told. The orthopedic doctor did a consultation and finally got the report. He has stated that basically my whole spine has DDD and that I am not a candidate for surgery. I have been told I need a fusion but from what he is saying it is not recommended. Something to do with the DDD and other vertabrae will get worse. So what do they want me to do suffer and have more nerve damage caused. I don't get this attitude of making people suffer for so long. My chiro said she doesn't know how I am doing what I do in a day. As far as she is concerned I shouldn't be doing anything except resting. I do have an appointment with a new neuro surgeon at the end of June. So hopefully he will have some ideas for me. I can not take all the numbness I have in my feet, legs, butt and other places. If this is not taking care of soon I believe I will have the severe symtoms with the bladder and bowels (have notice that sometimes already). This no life for any one to live. Besides the fact that I want to start working again.