Hello, I have had three neck surgeries,I have 2 rods 4 plates and 16 screws in my neck. I have been a building inspector for over 15 years. I had to file for SSDI after I was rear ended last august 9 months after the posterior surgery.. I didn't get a lawyer to file with. I did it my self. I'm getting ready to turn 48. I am female and never had a clerical position. I'm on a lot of meds and the doctors put me out of work. I can't use my arms most days and I am in a lot of pain can't turn my head massive head aches etc... They went through the front twice and this last time in November 2010 through the back of my neck. I haven't heard back yet. DDS said I was in back log. has anybody else had these surgeries? did you get disability?