Two weeks ago, my os stated the only thing that would help me was a spinal fusion. He does his fusions with the new Axialif procedure. I had an appointmen with a ns today for a second opinion. He was very down to earth. He told me I was a candidate for a spinal fusion, but he wanted what was best for Sharon (me). He stated maybe my symptons could be control but mediacation but he wanted to run a couple of test first. I started asking him questions about spinal fusions and he said to wait because fusion was an option but there maybe a couple more and wanted the best for me. He even joked with me. He is so different from my os. I will start going to him now. My next appointment is 09/04/09.
So Spineys kept me in your prayers and wish me luck.
PS - A friend of mine who is a er nurse referred me to him.