@jenniferhunter Jennifer, thank you for your response today. I live in Canada but was assessed and declined at Laser Spine Institute in Florida January 2019. (As you know they have ceased operation now). That being said Dr Prada, the top orthopaedic surgeon as well as Dr Davis, neurosurgeon did a complete assessment c/w MRI and in their opionion my case was risky as an outpatient procedure due to presence of bone spurs, nerve impingement, location of blood supply, and a natural fusion I have from a fall 30 years ago. So I have aGrade 2 spondy. They did say that bone would need to be cut to do anything and it would need to be done in a hospital setting.
Also going forward, I was lead to believe that IF surgery were attempted there would be no guarantee of reduction of pain, risk of infection and loss of bowel/bladder control, a lengthy recovery period and blood supply to my lower extremities could be compromised.
If Rhey were able to help, we'd have been happy to pay out of pocket for sure….for relief.