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Sammi, fusion can help, but it can also exacerbate pain.
After a dozen injections, I'd stop seeing that doctor -- they don't work.
RFA treats arthritic facet joints. If you do not have a diagnosis of facet syndrome or facet hypertrophy, then medial-branch neurotomy isn't going to help.
Please get second opinions before opting for surgery. Surgery is a non-reversable procedure, and if done inappropriately, will cause scar tissue and pain, while giving you little releif.
Begin self education at sites like spineuniverse.com or spine-health.com. Gather your diagnoses and symptoms, and look them up. Begin to learn the anatomy of the cervical spine. Study.
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