Evening all, just got back from picking my dad up at the hospital. He had to have an immediate surgery for severe cervical stenosis, he woke up one morning and could not lift his arm above his chest and was in significant pain. Only symptom was a sore shoulder for a few days, but we thought he just slept on it wrong. 5 hour surgery and three vertebrae, opened up, cleaned out, spaced and fused. He is already out of the hospital and staying with us while he recovers. His total time in the hospital under 24 hours. Very grateful be is ok and we were able to fix it before he had any major damage like paralysis. Feeling blessed.