I am a 26 year old male with moderate neck pain with several painful flair ups on a daily basis. I injured my neck about year ago lifting weights. I had an MRI recently which showed bone spurs a compressed disc and a pinched nerve. I have also recently met with a neurosurgeon who has suggested fusion surgery of C-6 and C-7 levels of my spine. The surgery would entail; going in through front of neck, removing disc, placing carbon-mesh fibered piece in its place, possibly shaving down bone spurs and graphing bone from my hip to place in between levels for fusion. Also, a plated blacking of some sort would be screwed onto fused levels to help it to fuse. 6-8 weeks out of work, 3-6 months light duty, until fusion is complete. I am a healthy male with no other problems, no history of surgery, broken bones or health problems. I have been doing physical therapy for the past 7 months with good results, but it has not healed completely and pain is still there. Do you have any suggestions? I have heard that neck surgery doesn't always work or go well and may create more problems. Do you know of any other options other than surgery?