My 2 MRIs show 'slipped discs', an xray of me bending my head back shows that two vertebrae are grinding together. EMG/NC shows pinched nerves at c6 and c7.. I have burning down my left arm, burning in between my shoulder blades (and kind of under my left shoulder blade), BAD headaches non-stop.. I've had 6 facet injections and nerve blocks at c5, c6, and c7.. My neurosurgeon mentioned a fusion at my last appt. but because I'm so young, he is concerned that it will open the door for more surgeries down the road.
What comes next? More tests? I can't take much more of this. I just can't function. Are there more 'required' things before a surgery? (I'm terrified he'll say yes lets do the surgery and then my insurance - auto insurance, no fault from a car accident - will deny or delay it)