I have an appointment tomorrow morning with an Orthopedic Surgeon regarding my spine. He is not the surgeon who did my original fusion. I was told to see this doctor by a person I know because of the positive results he had.
I have since found out that this surgeon has been in some high profile lawsuits regarding fusion surgeries and money he received from ********(can’t mention company as it violates SH forum rules).
I am REALLY on the fence about this. This doctor is supposed to be very good in determining if issues someone is having may be bone overgrowth related or not. This is what my concern is now. I’m taking my last MRI CD disk with me for him to review.
In speaking with my WC Nurse Case Manager (who I think is the BEST), she assured me that if he recommends surgery they (WC) will not allow it unless there is overwhelming evidence that the procedure will help.
All this being said, I don’t know whether to believe what the guy says or not. It would be one thing if there wasn’t all the lawsuit issues (which none appear to be malpractice related). Decisions, decisions!!!!
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2