I am 49 yo and was told this week by spine sx that i need the ACDF "soon" as it is compressing on my spinal column. I have had chronic neck pain for 3 months, had MRI on 4/7/10. MRI shows C5 and C6 bulging, degenerative disc disease and compression of spinal column.
Here is the kicker; I have been PAIN FREE since the day after the MRI! I dont get it, the surgeon did all the myelopathy evaluations-neg.
He strongly advises that I not put this off as the compression on spine could result in irreversable damage should I have an injury.

What to do? Please, has anyone had this unique situation?