I had disk damage and pinched nerves in c4- c7 and had the entire section fused. I have very good range of motion and surgery was easy, recovery was about 1 week really, but had to wear neck brace for 6 weeks. I have no more pain from disks in my neck and fairly good range of motion 80% i would say off hand. feel free to message me if you want more in depth info, surgery was a blessing for me.
and yes, the risks are there for surgery, but i did it even with a father who was a quadriplegic for 42 years because of a neck injury at c6-c7
Retired Navy Wife, 43 / mother of 5, Fort Worth, Texas
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