2 weeks ago, my doctor decided that I needed surgery. C6-7 needs to be fixed. I meet all the criteria for ADR but Cigna is denying it. They changed their policy in December 08 from paying on a case by case basis to deny all. My Doctor has filled an appeal but I do not know how much longer I can hold out for the appeal. I have constant headaches, numbness in the left arm and face, and shooting pain down the right arm. My doctor is fairly confident that if I have ACDF, I will be back within a few years to go up 1 level but does not want to fuse it now as it is not causing symptoms.
Has anybody had any success fighting Cigna in 09?
Should I just go forward with the ACDF?