Re: C5, C6 & C7 problems
When you took this policy, did you have prior coverage that had expired less than 63 days prior? And is this an individual medical coverage or through an employer? Often if you go from one plan to another with a gap of no more than 63 days they will "waive" any pre-ex exclusion but they need proof of the prior coverage end date.
In terms of the neck, if you are having the same symptoms is may be the level you had fused. If you check out a spinal dermatome picture or chart you'll see what damage at levels of the cervical spine are felt in what areas. I had a C5-C7 ACDF and knew that now C4 was having some problems but had some symptoms just like before the ACDF. Turns out I have "movement" in the fusion so I'll likely have that done.
After my ACDF I did have stenosis and had a posterior cervical formaniotomy to expand the foraminal openings that were impinging the nerves.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08