Hello, I was diagnosed with DDD in 2007 when I had to have C5-T1 fused and had an implant placed in to help with mobility. I had to have that done because of the severe congenital stenosis that was discovered. I also discovered 3 lumbar bulging discs that we managed at the time with steroid injections. I had just turned 34. In the following year, I had my hip replaced, and it failed.. resulting in a revision in 2009. I have been managing my daily pain well up until a month ago when my back pain came back with a vengeance. I found out the remaining 3 discs in my neck are now bulging and I have some in my mid thoracic area and recurrence of pain in the lumbar. I feel like my spine is crumbling to pieces. I'm 38. I'm scared because I only have 3 discs left in my neck and now they are bulging and I do not know what can be done if there is stenosis occurring in those as well. Can a person function with all the discs in their neck malfunctioned? That is where I am at and I am having a hard time finding a doctor to even help. I see a pain specialist on Monday... my previous neurosurgeon has retired... I feel lost and scared to death that I will have to have my entire back redone. I'm terrified.