Welcome to HW...I am truly sorry for all the troubles with Dr.s and the pain that you are having.
There are a lot of caring people on this board who know what you are going through and can give lots of empathy and support.
I agree that you should continue to search for a great team of Dr.s. I have both a Neurosurgeon and PM Dr. who will do everything they can to help me avoid a 4th cervical fusion and they have come up with a comprehensive plan.
The best treatments for chronic pain usually have many modalities such as PT, exercise, yoga, aqua therapy, different injections, core strength training, muscle relaxers, pain medicine, antidepressant, sleep medicine, nerve pain medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, seeing a counselor to help with the emotional side of chronic pain, eating healthy, not smoking, etc..
If there is something that can truly be 'fixed' mechanically so to speak, then finding a Board Certified surgeon to do this is important. They have the most years of training and newest technology.
We are happy that you are here even though it's because of pain...
It's a great place to vent, share ideas, help others, have a shoulder to lean on, and have some laughs along the way:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006