I am thinking about declining a surgery offer because it may not work and could make me worse. I have severe extensive arthritis and documentation to prove it. I am 52. I have tried oh soo many things including surgery, PM, SCS etc. I am still working on light duty but work is getting frustrated with me. The question is: If I decline the not emergency but risky surgery will this hold me back from SSD benefits? The OS states the I have "profound degeneration at multiple levels and severe ossification."
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.