Im new here at this forum so bear with me while i figure this all out. I have a possible surgery coming up. I am waiting for a approval from workers comp, I was in a car accident, was t-boned and the air bag pretty much did some nerve damage to my neck and arms..While drs have been looking over through mri's emg's etc...they found arthiritis, spinal stenosis, and also discs that are herniated...so in saying all this, it is found in the cervical area c4 to c7....my biggest concern is how much range of motion do you loose?? and what are some of the side affects that say someone a year or two later feels? I am hearing alot of negative and everywhere I go people are telling me don't do it, its risky and there are no guarantees you will come out pain free...all this has me scared and confused on what to do, and to know that this is a permanent thing once its done I live with it for the rest of my days....could you please share what you are going through and help calm my nerves and confusion....thank you so much.