At my next appt. with my neurosurgeon, I'm going to be talking about scheduling a cervical fusion. I'm at the point right now that I will jump through flaming hoops to get out of pain, and while I know that there is no guarantee that surgery will cure that, it's something that I do want (as soon as possible). My NS' secretary said that his OR schedule looks good and I would get in around 2 weeks from my appt, but I have read that many insurance companies deny the surgery at first. Is this common? This is from an auto accident, so everything so far is going through no-fault. Is it basically a 'given' that the surgery will be denied at first?