6 years ago my husband had a herniated disc C6-C7 fused.
Now he has budging discs 3 above the fusion. C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and degenerative disc disease. Also fornimal canal narrowing. With the c5-C6 the worst and the other two on the slight side
Went to a neurosurgeon, and he wants to do a multi-level fusion from C3-C6.
The GP does not think that the surgeon needs to be so aggressive.
The neurosurgeon put a plastic cervical collar on him, to try to stop the spasms.
Because he is in so much pain, he can not return to work.
The GP wants him to get a second opinion.
Let me give you some background infomation, he is 51 years old and has been a diabetic for 30 years.
He is afraid of having the surgery, because we had trouble with the diabetes 6 years ago, and surgery.
Does anyone have any insight on this subject.