I should have waited for cervical replacement. I am an athlete by heart
. I bike, exercise, own 4 jet skis and used to love running. After my cervical fusion and very little rehab, then the official release from the neurosurgeon I went back to my usual fitness. I now have adjacent segmental disease on above and below, I stay in chronic pain almost all days. I can do very little upper body. DO NOT fuse!!!! I am a nurse and my husband is an OR nurse. I did it because my pain was SOO bad.