HI had an ACDF in 2006 on C6-7. I've been having intermittent pain since 2008. Recently the pain has gotten progressively worse. I have pain in my neck and shoulder blades that run down my left arm. Also low back pain and numbness in my left leg and fingers. I've been seeing my primary physician about this since last year. I went to PT and pain management, didn't help. I took tramadol and flexeril, it just calms the pain. I had an EMG last month. I have a lesion on my ulnar nerve in the elbow. My primary doctor would not order an MRI bcuz of paperwork. He referred me to a neurologist who ordered an MRI for cervical and lumbar. My insurance(united healthcare) denied it. The next day, they call and aproved the lumbar but still denied the cervical. I don't know why. The neurologist wanted me to go back to my primary physician to have him order the MRI since he have all of my records. He said, I don't need an MRI, the ulnar nerve is causing my neck pain. I don't think it is. He refuse to order the MRI. I am so disappointed in him. When I saw him 2 weeks ago, he said, he was going to help me. Yesterday, I sent a letter of appeal to my insurance company. If they still deny me, I will contact a lawyer. Did anyone have this problem with your insurance company? What else can I do?