I will try to make this hort.
I had a Lamenectomy done on L5 S1 March of 08.
I lost my last job 8 months ago due to severe pain.
I had an MRI and my primary said:it looks ok he sends me to painmanagement.
I get 2 injections and one Caudial block.
No relief ,so i'm told i will need a fusion.I also have DDD,so this scared me.
I was referred to a new doctor on the block.He has 5 yrs experince,as nice as he was.
I just had a funny feeling so i went back to the doc who performed my first back surgery.He gasped and said :No,you aren't a candidate for a fusion,thats a pretty big surgery and i don't see how they can think you need it done!
So now i'm being sent to a psychologist in order to determine if i am a candidate for the spine stimulator.
I'm fuming mad..How many others were sent to be guinea pigs for this new doctor to climb up the ladder of success.He is a "specialist" and i use that term lightly in DDD.
Is there any action at all i can take to let others know about this scam between pain management and neurosugeon.
I was trying to make this short..I need to say,when i let pain management doc know i was going for a 2nd opinion..He was down right angry and tried his best to get me to change my mind before giving me my script so i could leave!
Any input here is appreciated.