I am 43 and have moderate to severe stenosis from C3-C7. With C4/5 and C5/6 the most severe. The middle two need to be done now, while the outer two likely have a few years left. Fortunately, I have little to no associated pain. I am concerned with range of motion loss with the four level, but also concerned about having to go back in for surgery a second time. All the doctors believe that eventually all four will need to be surgically fused.
It would be nice to keep the range of motion for another 5-10 years, but the risks and surgical complications of going back in concern me. Not having been through it before, it is hard to judge how big a pain in the neck it is (pun intended) to do this procedure twice versus just getting it out of the way now.
Interested in thoughts of others who may have had the same decision to work through.