As I wait to undergo a ACDF on my C5/6-C6/7 I just worry that they will find something else when they open me up. It is so hard for me to wrap around my head that my neck can be causing me so much pain. I sometimes feel like my body is decaying from the inside out. I am 28 years old and feel like I am 90. I worry that I will never feel good again. I was 26 years old when this all started and newly married. I never imagined my life would take such a crazy turn. How can a 26 year old have DDD to the point that the disc no longer exists? Why would they only do MRI'S on my neck instead of my whole spine to see if anywhere else is damaged? I asked that question and the answer was " we will deal with that if it comes up" they also tole me the chances of having another spine surgery in the next 5 years is 40%.
Does anyone else have full body pain from the cervical spine?
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