I had microdiskectomy/laminectomy L4-5 in May. Foot pain continued after surgery and back pain got progressively worse. Just had an MRI showing that there is a herniation in the same spot. Surgeon (orthopedic surgeon) wants to re-operate - has suggested two options - same as before or fusion. I told him I wanted to get a second opinion before deciding. I also thought I might consider having a neurosurgeon look at it for advice and also thought I might want to have a neuro do the 2nd surgery, since the first surgery failed. Anyway, I have called 2 NS offices and have been told that they will not talk to me since I had surgery in May with someone else. Not only will they not consider whether to perform surgery on me, they won't even meet with me for a second opinion. It seems like other surgeons don't want to get involved in case the first surgeon did something wrong. Has anyone else run into this? Is my only option to go back to surgeon #1? Is it possible to at least just get a 2nd opinion?