Our expert says:
JohnO, unfortunately these kind of things usually don’t heal, but if you take care of your neck it might still be a long time before you need the operation.
As far as alternatives to fusion are concerned, I have one patient that had a “replacement” and she is very happy. There is a lot going on in the spinal surgery market at the moment and IMO waiting before you have the operation would be the best option. Good luck.
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