(primary care physician). He wasn't in that role BEFORE my first procedure and he told me that outside of a few exceptions, no surgeon should perform surgery to treat a disc "bulge." There are too many other minimally invasive ways to treat it (PRP, PLDD, IDET, nucleoplasty etc).
I have to agree. Unfortunately he wasn't my PCP at the time I was dealing with my issues. Fortunately I am feeling better, but my last procedure wasn't another micro-d like the one before that exacerbated my issues.
Please be careful and definitely get 2nd and 3rd opinions even though you feel eager to "get it fixed." Remember, you can't unring a bell after it's rung.