Hi I'm new here and my Dr. wants me to have an Anterior Cervical Discectomy. I've been reading up on it and it sounds scary but I either do it or face future problems down the road which can be irreversibal. I have spinal stenosis at C 3-4 C 5-6 a buldging disk at C 3-4 and a herniated disk abutting the ventrial cord at C 5-6 have some numbness in my right arm not really pain but a lot of discomfort after I do anything. My neck aches and I get the occasional headache. I have been going to physcial therapy since Dec.2007 and it seemed to help a little but I've plateaued and i'm pretty much not getting any better and thats way my Dr. wants to do the surgery. Is there anybody out there that has had this surgery with success? I'm worried that it may not fuse together ok. Also the possibility of more nerve damage plus the fact that they want to use a bone from the bone bank and I could end up with an infection. Any answers to my question please this really scares me and I'm very much having second thoughts. But I don't want to become paralized either.