I'd love to help anyone I can w/ any type of spinal problems, just email me!! Please do not have your spines fused, there's a better way and w/o metal plates and ect. Even if youv'e had one and still have problems or pain,or it just didn't work. I've had 6 levels done in Aug,07. I went fishing the day after my first and 3 days after my second!! I walked out the same day for both on my own two feet, this is not false hope. I truely understand what it means to live w/ this type of pain and all that it intails. I lived w/ this for almost 15 years, neuro surgens did not want to touch me untill I lost some bodily functions or became paralized and ect... I was told livw w/ pain,physcial therapy,take pain pills and so on. My spinal problems were from an automobile accident. I was affected from ware my spinal colum and brain stem attached down to c-5/c-6. I could go on all day and anwser yor questions or more but so email me and I'll do my best. IT IS NOT A BOTHER!!!