The Ifuse surgery will start being paid for by Medicare and insurance companies in my state starting in February of 2016 and I plan on getting both my SI joints fused. I will probably have the left one done first and then do the right one after I recover from the left surgery. I was diagnosed with SI joint problems back in early 2013 but the procedure was not covered by my insurance company and I could not afford to self-pay. To complicate matters even more I developed stenosis in my neck and had to have an emergency Laminoplasty and six level fusion of my neck from C-3 to T-1 with ten screws and two long rods due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in my cervical spinal canal on June 13th 2014. So now about a year and a half later I am finally ready to get my SI joints fixed because now my Medicare will pay for the operation and I am in a lot of pain.
Has anyone here had both SI joints done at the same time to keep from facing two recoveries?
Also has anyone here had the ifuse surgery with a spinal instead of general anesthesia? I have bad optic nerves in my eyes and would rather not have anesthesia. The si-bone people tell me that the ifuse surgery can be done with a spinal instead of general anesthesia.