I am new at this and have a few important questions for whomever can answer.I have a herniation of c5-c6 that is displacing the spinal cord 3mm. I have had a ct and 2 mri's. The first mri revealed a bulging disc in c5-c6 area.I also had a rotator cuff tear in the right shoulder. I had the rotator cuff repaired in Dec09. My first NS told me that all of my pain and symptoms were from my shoulder and he was just goin to watch my neck, after the shoulder repair my neck just got worse and worse and i had numbness in both arms and hands, severe migraines, sharp stabbing pain in my neck and pain so intense i could not hold my head up at work and would have to go lay down to get any small amount of relief. I finally got another MRI in May 10 and the same dr said there was nothin surgical he could do and sugessted PT or cort. shots. I got another opinion and the 2nd dr said that PT and cortisone shots werent an option and that I needed acd and fusion. This all came from a car accident where i was sitting still on the road and was rear ended by a car going over 80 mph. I am scared to death of neck surgery and really want to know if i have this done what should i expect afterward as far as mobility, pain, quality of life, and any problems that u have had. i am in sooo much pain right now i have to do something, just want to know if this is the right thing and get anyones opinion that has had this done.