Hi I'm new here so I will start with a bit of background. I am 31 years old and in a job that is fairly heavy work. In June of 2012 I had my c6-7 disc blow out and was pushing on my nerves and spinal cord. I had surgery in December. It took for ever because its workers comp. I went back to work 3 months later w/o restrictions and was good for about 8mths then the pain came back. I went through a lot of tests MRI's and a myelogram and they finally found that it was psuedoarthrosis. I'm going to have a revision acdf done in probably the next 2 months.(after 6 months of testing and fighting) My question is it more painful the second time and how does it differ. My surgeon will also be cleaning up some bone spurs and arthritis while he's in there. He's changing his approach a little. Instead of a plastic disc he's using a cadaver bone and is using a bone stimulator as well. Thanks in advance for the responses. I feel like 31 is just really young to have this amount of problems.