I am a 37 year old mother of two. Several doctors have recommended that I need to have a triple fusion, c4-7. I have moderate to severe osteoarthritis in my vertebre and facet joints. I was told that this is my only option and that my neck is already starting to fuse on its own. I have reverse curvature as well, mild to moderate stenosis right side, spondylosis and degenerative disc disease. I am in terrible pain and each day it gets worse. I am terrified to fuse. I don't want to make the wrong choice but i need to make a decision quick. Can anybody help/advise me? I am grateful for any responses!
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