Hi guys, I am in the process of getting ready for back surgery. I was first injured in 1999. Had a 9cm herniated disc L4L5 with a bone fragment that was broken off. I went to an honest neuro surgeon that I knew professionally. He advised me to try everything before I had surgery. I found a great chiropractor, had never been to one in my life and fixed me up after about 6 months. I've always been very careful about my back with just an occasional flare up. I had two injuries in the last month. A fall and I caught my mom who was about to fall. Two days later I couldn't move. Sciatica that made me want to die. I never even said ouch in labor but this pain was like nothing I've ever imagined. The MRI shows multiple large herniations with something touching the nerve. Subluxations that look scary. I saw that myself on the X-rays. Degeneration etc etc. My MD said do not do anything! No physical therapy. No nothing until you see the back surgeon.
The issue is my chiropractor says there is a new machine he can put me on and slowly fix this. It costs 4500.00 and insurance doesn't cover it. He says an 85% success rate. My MD says she is afraid I will become incontinent with the way my MRI looks and she is pretty open to chiropractic. So has anyone used this machine before?