I am having ACDF at the end of July. My spinal cord is severly compressed by c34/c56 and they are removing both disc and raplacing with donated bone. I have had lonf term lower back issues, but about three months ago I suddenly had numbness and tingling pain in left arm and both legs. They tell me that the compressed spine can cause many future issues if I do not do this. MRI shows even no spinal fluid in one area. I have gone to two suergons with the same result. I am scared and I wondered if anyone have heard of the risks of not having the surgery or can offer me any advice or opinions. It's not just about pain, but the concern of the compressed spinal cord. They also tell me I have a double disc issue in mt lower back, but this is more important now because of the spinal cord compression. All responses will be appreciated.
AL in Cincinnati