:jawdrop: :jawdrop: ~X( ~X( OMG! My MRI and back are a mess, the friggin' insurance is denying my claim!!!! The denial letter said, "Spinal fusion is not considered medically necessary as a treatment of low back pain due to degenerative disc disease or degenerative lumbar spondylosis in the absence of spinal stenosis." On both my MRI's and in two of my surgeons notes - "mild spinal stenosis is noted." I am so frustrated I could cry! It is now going to appeals and then I will take it to the insurance commission. I am wondering if they are rejecting it based on the fact that he wants to use the artificial discs. I even asked the precert lady if I went with a "standard" fusion, if they would approve it. She told me to keep going with the doctor I have, let it go to appeals and see what happens. I am so scared that I am going to have to live with this pain the rest of my life. :''( I just needed to know if anyone has been through this and if you eventually got denied or accepted?
I also feel like I need a few hugs, I am so upset! >:D<