I have posted several times on the neck pain forum so I am not new to this forum or to pain and really appreciate the support I receive from everyone.
I am trying to decide on whether or not I should go and get a second opinion from another neuro surgeon. My doctor is very well known and respected in the city I live in. He seems to be good at what he does but at this point I feel like my body is telling me something is not right and my surgeon is telling me there is nothing else he can do, which would be good news if I was not still in severe chronic pain. I feel as though I am being pushed to the side You can see my stats below and see what I have been through in the last year and a half. I now have an appointment to see a chronic pain doctor and have been in PT going on three weeks, which my pain level has gone thru the roof since I have started PT. I really do not know what to do. I have been told by several individuals that I may have a hard time finding another neuro to touch me or to even give me a second opinion, not sure why but this is what I have been told.
I feel so lost right now. Do I wait and see the chronic pain doc and see what he has to say or do I go ahead and try to find another doc to get a second opinion????? The pain is unbearable most of the time, I hardly sleep, and can barely make it through my work day, every day seems to get harder and harder. I need some advice desperately.
I do not know if this is where I should have posted. If it is not please advise me on where the best place would have been for this post.