I can't seem to figure out where to turn. The surgeon's offices I have inquired about making an appointment keep telling me that if the doctor doesn't think he can do surgery on you, they won't see you. I don't want surgery, but aren't they supposed to be the authority on the spine? I want to have an answer about why I am in this horrible pain all the time. There has to be a reason. So I called my old NS office (they don't take my ins), and his asst. recommended going to a physiatrist. I did not know what that was, I was thinking it was like a PT. I looked one up and the website said that they try to find the problem, which is what I want. I will need a referral from my doctor, and I wondered, should I push to see a NS or go ahead and try this? Does anyone have any experience with them?
Thanks so much!