I had the surgery done 8 weeks ago on C5-6 & C6-7. They cut in the back of the neck $ move muscles to the side & with a tiny drill, they grinded down on the 2 discs that were impending on the nerves. MRI showed areas that were in trouble & what was causing my arm to go numb, tingle, & experience great pain. First, they ordered physical therapy. After months of physical therapy and the steroid injections (3 rounds), I got no relief. It only felt ok when in a hot bath tub. I was so excited to hear that there was an operation for this DDD, because that would be a beach to have had to live like that. Recovery has been very, very slow, but not complaining because it's better than living with constant pain. So glad they are able to reverse the damage. Life is good now.
Julie in Houston, Tx.