I was injured over 4 years ago, and as I deteriorated was left to "self-fuse" by workers comp, despite my ortho surgeon recommending surgery. C5-7 did fuse, and I'm in severe chronic pain with Lhermitte's and radiculopathy in my arm/hand. I've now been told the vertebrae above and below the fused area are out of alignment and also now bone on bone. The ortho is still saying surgery is better than letting self-fusing to occur - the neuro disagrees. Question for the group: Wouldn't a surgical fusion probably have corrected my misaligned vertebrae, and the bone plugs restored the lost disc space to take pressure off the facet joints?