Good luck Alan,
If you have a 3-4 level fusion, you will be sorry, there is a Doctor in Munick Germany that can fix you, but trying to get someone to pay for it ?????? The only time in 6 years I was out of pain was when I was on the 100mg Fentanyl patch, but all my family said I was craz, so I went to the 75mg, and now I am on the 50mg, and my life isn't worth a plug nickle.
Alan, check hard, I have never talked to anyone that has had over a 2 level fusion have any success! I would pay a attroney to right up a legal affadavit stating that I ___________ surgeon fully supports and with out a doubt this will get you out of pain, there is no surgeon in the world that will sign that.
One level okay, anything other than that, the one above or below will go bad!
It's your life, but out of 4 surgeons 3 out of the four said it won't work!
Later ACE, I wish you well my Friend