I have a cervical injury that occurred 8/97. Mri confirmed small hnp c5-6. It resovled with conservative treatment. In 4/04 the symptoms reappeared with severe pain, numbness etc. new MRI reveals increased disc and degeneration of disc. surg is now recommended. I have request my claim to be re opened. Is there a lump sum payment for this type of injury and surg..wchich will be a fusion?