Hi All...Well, I finally got my 2nd opinion neurosurgeon appt. and was so pleased with this 2nd doctor. He runs a very nice spine center, has three P.A.s and the P.A. I had was wonderful, spent 45 minutes with me explaining my M.R.I. pictures in detail, explaining every detail about the surgery I would have, answered all of my and my husband's questions. Then the neurosurgeon came in and spent another 45 minutes with me. What a huge difference between the 1st neurosurgeon when I got only 20 minutes and was feeling so rushed and had so many questions when I left. This doctor was wonderful and is less agressive and wants to do only two levels, C5-6, 6-7. We left feeling very comfortable with our decision for my surgery and I have total faith in this doctor. He did agree with the 1st doctor's opinion that I absolutely have to have this surgery and there isn't a choice of any other treatments, I'll have physical therapy afterwards. He was very optimistic that I'll have a full recovery. I have cervical myelopathy which will just progress. I left his office with an armful of pamphlets and information to learn about my condition, unlike the first neurosurgeon who left me hanging out in the wind and so shocked about my newly diagnosed neck condition. That feeling of confidence in my doctor means a lot to me. Surgery is 2/21. Have to say again how much I appreciate this site and all of the input from everyone...I was blindsided by this. I'll keep posting and best wishes to all of you going through this.