I started having noticeable lower back pain a few months ago. I had MRI's which show a couple of discs bulging and some arthritis. My Neuro-surgeon (who had also done a 4 level cervical laminectomy on my last April) said I will probably need surgery within a year. He doesn't think I need surgery quite yet.
That is fine with me right now. With my current insurance I would have to pay 20 percent of a hospital stay. With my employer (before I quit) all I had to pay was $200.00 for admittance to the hospital. The rest was covered 100 percent. It was a very large employer who could afford to cover employees at that level.
I know I will be needing future cervical spine surgeries as well. I have discs bulging in my cervical spine. I'm just wondering what others here may have experienced in this regard. If you need both lumbar and cervical surgeries, how do surgeons handle this?