I am probably not as bad as many of you on here - but would just like to pick your brains.
I have had three discectomies, in 1993, 2006 and 2009. It took longer for me to recover from the last op - but I am feeling better now. Other than the odd lapse of sciatic pain, and the constant numbness/pins and needles in my right foot.
I have moved from London to the North West, and my new G.P will not refer me to a specialist. She says that a specialist will only see me if I need more surgery. I do not want more surgery - but would like to know why I have had three slipped discs and what the future holds.
I did ask this of my surgeon in London, but although he was a good surgeon - his bedside manner was not.
I would appreciate any views please