DH had surgery 10 years ago on his L5 with a microdisectomy and laminectomy. The only thing that solved was his sciatic nerve issue. He herniated his disc after falling down a flight of stairs at a job.
Well after pulling, tearing, and working, he reinjured that disc on the other side. An MRI (or CT--don't remember) showed that there was a reinjury to the other side. Well that was about 6 years ago. He refuses to go to another spine doctor because he is terrified of surgery. He does not want a fusion thinking that is his final choice. He doesn't want to go through ANY surgery. He only wants HGH, which no doctor does (and to me, I don't think this can repair his damage)
What options does he have? Any "best class" doctors in Chicago? I'm looking up the heads of the dept. at U of C, Rush, NW but I don't know any of them. I understand his fear but I think his stubbornness is causing him more injury and pain.