I DIDN’T have the fusion surgery :) !!! I stuck with the Prolotherapy, and it got my neck to be tolerable (pain wise) and MORE STABLE!!!It went from about 9mm to 5.6 of instability where NOW my surgeon isn’t even suggesting fusion now!!!
It’s now being suggested as a standard among surgeons NOT to do the C1-C2 fusion surgery unless direct weakness is seen, narrowing of the spinal cord area and traumatic injury…even if a person is passing out from it– because the surgery is “so morbid” per my surgeon who did Payton Manning’s surgery. So I personally would suggest to people to rethink and double check ALL options before surrendering to surgery. Because once it’s done…it’s DONE!
Good luck and God bless!!!