:T :?? Okay, lets see if someone out there, can help me with this one. I have stenosis confirmed in 2 areas, lumbar and cervical. Lumbar at L4-L5, L5-S1 is being addressed first. Saw a neurosurgeon yesterday, who was covering for another Dr. while having to do his own patients. My appointment lasted 3 hours, with him running in and out. When he was finally ready to talk about my MRI's and options he was an hour and 1/2 behind. He didn't have time for any questions, said I needed Facet injections so that all conservative treatment so far, along with the effects of this injection will prove I need surgery, thus making my insurance happy. Here is my confusion, I am pretty sure the result will need to be positive in order for him to do an Anterior Ifix putting in a device and metal cage by zimmer-spine. I asked if I didn't have surgery what would happen and he just looked at me like I was nuts. Any input appreciated. Thanks.