42 years ago I had a serious head-on auto accident. Fusion was recommended at that time, but I declined. I have had pain almost all my life, but 7 years ago the pain stopped. I was glad until my arms got like sandbags. Finally I got an MRI--Severe spinal stenosis, myopathy, and nerve damage. Got 2 concurring opinions recommending removal of discs at C5-6, 6-7 and work to remove spurs above this area. It doesn't seem likely the nerve damage is correctable, but may be kept from progressing.
Any words of wisdom from out there?
I am pretty functional at this time and of course I am worried. Rehab and the odds of 5% for problems don't sound too good.