I heard many of you talk about how you are in the same boat I am in. I have had a C5/C6 fusion with a metal plate and bone from my hip. Now 13+ yrs later I am having sever pain burning down my spine, across my neck, down my arm-where it goes numb and I lose the use of my right hand. I also seem to have sciatic nerve pain which burns around my right thigh and down to my right knee with sharp pain. It migrates to the left side of my body. It is worse at times and when X-rays were done nothing was found. I was reqesting for a MRI of both my back and neck yet I'm dealing with the VA here. But I need help. I to suffer from migraines and have dizzy spells. I have confusion and periods of where I have memory loss. I can't get anyone to listen to me. When I ask for them to get my records for when I was in the German hospital the doctors didn't think it was necessary yet they can't explain the lower scar on my back. I think they are covering up somthing but don't know how to go about getting help for what's really wrong with me and the care that I need to get better. Any suggestions?