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Going to 2nd Orthpedic Surseon next week

charryccharry Posts: 5,657
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi I'm going to my 2nd Orthopdic Surgeon appt. next week. The other Dr. 6 months ago brushed me off and referred me to a pm Dr. I've had all the ESIs (3) and facet joint injections and 8 weeks of 8 injections of trigger therapy. Now I have less sciatic pain but still severe backpain since February when I stopped working. I wonder if I'll be brushed off again. Usually others had surgery at 6 months after, and I've had disabling pain since February, I was wondering if he would be offering surgery. Other than asking if I wait longer for surgery and if I'll have nerve damage, what should I ask him? Thanks. Charry
DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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