I have been reading up on pain management and it seems the majority of it is geared towards those with pain that is "pre-surgical." Being that I have already had fairly extensive neck surgery what should I expect? I have been reading up and it seems the only thing that may be mildly effective for me will be an RFA. I am not allowed to have a pain pump because I am going through a Physical Evaluation Board right now and the military requires anyone going through that to not undergo any surgery that is not emergency/life threatening in nature. So pain pump is out. If I am not mistake steroid injections could cause issues with my fusion process because I am only 5 months out from my most recent fusion surgery so that is likely out. I am not going to immediately dismiss prescription treatments though I would prefer to avoid them. Anyway, just looking for insight. I luckily have someone in my command that is going to the same pain specialist and she loves him. I am also prepared for him to be surprised at the level of what I have going on as compared to my age (it seems everyone is, I am so tired of hearing how they can't believe I am 29 and have this going on haha). Anyway, thanks for any input you may have.