I had my first cervical fusion c5-c7 in December 2001 and have been symptom free since then until about 2 months ago. Prior to that I had spondy issues with disk slippage at c5 & c6 with all the lovely symptoms (headaches, muscle spasms in my neck, arm numbness and pain, etc.) Prior to that I had 2 lumbar fusions for spondy, stenosis, bone spurs, neuropathy, etc. I was doing very well until last July when my lumbar fusion disintegrated. For the past couple of months I have been having cervical symptoms but didn't want to deal with it because I thought, "how messed up can I be?" and "surely I won't have to deal with that right now also". Well, my primary care doc finally talked me into getting a cervical MRI done - just to check things out. She said if it was nothing, then we could chalk the headaches and muscle spasms, weakness up to stress and go on with life. But, on the off chance that there was something going on with my neck, she wanted to check it out. So, today, I went in for my results. And, I was wrong, I guess I am going to have to deal with this also. My fusion is still in place (thank God) but now I have slippage at c3 & c4, along with more bone spurs, stenosis, etc. The radiologist said the stenosis and bone spurs were moderate with grade 2 slippage at c3 and c4. I really don't want to have another surgery since I just had my lumbar fused Nov 2 and had some pretty nasty complications with it. Is anyone dealing with these issues long term and how is it going? Any advice?