The first questions are what were the symptoms prior to you ACDF at C5-6? Did the symptoms improve or change after surgery? Did you develop new symptoms further down the road after your surgery or did they occur immediately after your ACDF surgery?
The work-up you have had after your surgery sounds extensive. Did you keep the results of the muliple injections with a pain diary (see website for description)?
Unfortunately, the artifical disc implant in your lumbar spine did not work effectively. What work-up did you have prior to that surgery? Discograms? Epidurals? Facet blocks? How did you symptoms change after surgery?
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.