It is hard for me to even accept this recent diagnosis. It was less than one year ago that I endured a repeat lumbar fusion of L5-S1 because the first fusion failed leaving me with broken cadavor bone and an unstable spine. After the initial recovery my knee buckled quite a bit, perhaps from nerve damage and in early August I fell hard on an outstretched arm. A recent MRI showed problems at C5-6 and C6-7 including a herniation that contacts the cord, two bone spurs, and advanced Degenerative Disc Disease. So now I am wondering if anyone out there lives with this situation and if any kind of therapy helps. My surgeon said to avoid the cortizone injections if I can and now I live in fear of another fall that might cause paralysis.I won't consider another surgery unless I loose function. Has anyone benefited from accupuncture? To top things off I was having a chiro crack this neck of mine for the last six weeks before finding out how bad it was. oh boy.