I have had three discectomies - in 1992, 2006 and 2009
The last op took longer to recover from - and of late my leg has been hurting again - along with constant pins and needles in my foot.
I recently moved areas - and have seen my new G.P three times - but she will not refer me to a specialist
She says a specialist will only see me if I need surgery. I explained to her - that I do not really want more surgery - but I would like a scan, to see what is happening and how my back is. I would also like to see a specialist to see what my long term future is.
I have just left the surgery after seeing her again - and I am in tears, as she is not listening.
Surely with my history - can she not refer me?
I never had this problem with my previous G.P