Having sever back and neck pain. With numbness in the arm and short of breath. Dr said I have spine arthritis. Pt first then surgery how long recovery?

Ask surgeon. Surgical recovery varies due to level of repair, patient characteristics, age, pre op activity, etc. Direct this question to your surgeon, as there will be variations based on multiple factors, including surgeon preference. Especially in spine repair, it never hurts to have two or even three opinions. Good luck. .