I have two herniated disks in my neck and have had them for the past ten years. It has gotten so bad that now various doctors are pushing either getting them plated or having the graft/fusion or the replacement - the pain is pretty severe and goes down into my hands. I clearly have a pinched nerve and am doing everything I can to get it lifted. I haven't ridden this year and have had two cortisone shots, trying various physical therapy and have started a new chiropractor that also does acupuncture. My question is after having one of the above procedures done has anyone still raced or ride? Would love to hear from Dr Mark on this if he sees this.