Well i am 40..... and my Dr. Put it nicley to me.... OMG!!! you have the biggest bone spurs i have EVER seen!!!! hmmmm i wonder if he was doogie houser??? LOL at any rate, it was hard for him to believe that i am ONLY 40 and my neck has some SERIOUS damage to it..... hmmm maybe Alaska's great outdoors isn't so dang great after all!!!! His suggestion, as is all first repsonses, is to do Moderate to conservative treatment...Tens unit, PT, Massage therapy, traction, nerve block....blah blah blah....... my dilema is the neck fusion...??? pros i haven't heard a lot of, cons...Crap everyone has a con to it??? i want to hear from anyone who has had this done and what your quality of life is now??? i have radiculopathy,3 bulging discs Bone spurs on mt c6 & c7. And like i said HUGE.....any input will help he gave me three days or so to think about it.