I hope that I'm posting this question in the right place? I am going back to work on Monday Feb. 9 and I am so scared because I am still in so much pain. I have been out for 2 1/2 months for a cervical fusion and to have my SCS permanently implanted. Mentally and emotionally I am ready to go back, I enjoy the people I work with and I know it does get my mind off of things a little. I have a desk job for a major corporation, which I am blessed to have in these hard times. I am so nervous because I know sitting at my desk all day is going to cause so much pain. My SCS is working great for my lumbar issues but my cervical issues are horrible. The xrays look good since my C 6/7 fusion but I still have a ton of pain. I am in physical therapy but it seems to be making things worse, my therapist is getting nervous to treat me because it causes me to flare up. I will probably be having an EMG soon to check for nerve damage, my fingers in my right hand are numb 75% of the time. I'm 41 and it's so scary dealing with all of this. Okay, to my question....at what point do we start thinking about long term disability. I have good benefits since I work for a large corporation, which I get a little nervous about because what if they take that benefit away, they are already changing our insurance coverage for the worse, taking raises and promotions away etc. Anyway, if I were to consider that, which of my doctors would I ask about it? I am going to go back to work with a positive attitude and I hope and pray it all works out for me, but if it doesn't I just want to know what my options are. I just don't know how hard it would actually get approved for long term disability, I would get 60% of my pay for about 6 years. I'm rambling now, I hope there is someone out there that may know something about this. Thanks to everyone.