Well, just was hoping for some input on recovery times and pain associated with osteophyte removal. Going in pretty soon and their cutting me open in the front and the back. Huge one they're going through the front to get that is dangerously close to the spinal cord. Luckily my spinal cord has compensated and moved over a bit (not sure how that happened). Then they're going in through the back to remove several at multiple levels. It was referred to as beaking.
If you can give me an idea of what to expect I would be greatly appreciative. Perhaps it can be compared to past neck surgery I had, a c5-6 discectomy with fusion and hardware as well as two separate l5-s1 laminectomy. Recovery from the laminectomies was for me much worse than the neck.
Thank you for any information you can give me and for your time.