i was in a car accident and i fractured c4. now the neurosurgeon says i need a posterior fusion because of what he termed "ligamentus" injury ( i think). i feel perfect, i have full range of motion with no numbness or pain and i work out every day. on the mri i can see the little misalignment that the neurosurgeon is talking about but is that something i absolutely cannot fix without surgery? i would greatly appreciate any advice/comments. i'm in the process of deciding yes or no to the surgery. spinal cord injury is NOT something i want to mess around with but i'm worried because i desperately don't want to put screws and plates in my neck unless there's no other option.