Did you check your surgeons credentials and get a second or third opinion? My husband suffers from two cervical spine injuries cause by accidents he had years ago. We did a lot of research to find a surgeon who he would let touch this extreamly sensitive part of your body. He has not gotten his surgury yet, he needs two disks fused c-5, c-6, because of other health concerns, but we live in NJ and have access to THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY,NYC (www.hss.com). Dr. Frank Cammissa is who we have picked to do this sugery. We felt after meeting with 4 orthodepic spine surgeons, that he was the most qualified, had the right attitude, and his technique was more appealing to us. 212-606-1946 HSS is one of the top 5 Orthodepic Hospitals in the country. Before you get another surgery, get a couple of more "excellent" opinions. If you are not near NYC search closer to home. It's YOUR health and YOUR life. Don't trust just any one doctors opinion. You're doctor screwed up the first time, remember that. Good luck.