Insurance Co Approvals for Fusion
I have a herniation at L5-S1 with a grade 5 annular radial tear. After exhausting all conservative and even a few alternative treatments (some of them very painful), my neurosurgeon recommended an ALIF fusion. My insurance company has denied it because there is no "instability" and no compression of my nerves and spinal cord. I have a positive discogram and two MRI's that show the problem. We're appealing but I'm so frustrated with the whole process. I don't know what to do next. I would greatly appreciate any advice. I'm beginning to feel that there is no hope. Thank you!