I am a male age 54 recently diagnosed with ddd, modereate to severe foraminal stenosis, large osteophyte complex and spondylosis. My major pain producer is my neck. Sharp pain at times followed by a burning sensation. Secondary to this I have off and on numbing and tingling in both arms sometimes all the way to fingers. My arms sometimes feel really heavy and I somtimes lose fine motor control in my fingers. I am set for an emg in two weeks followed by a neuro consult. What will be the end result of all this? Will it continue to get worse? Is surgery in my future? I guess I am asking for longs term answers. I know everyone is different but just wondering how others here have dealt with the natural progression of this disease. The pain from all this is mostly mild to moderate but the numbing tingling keeps me awake at night.