I am not sure whether this is in the right place on the forum but please move it if you think inappropriate.
Having suffered 10 years in the UK with a a) experimental op
b) decompression for L3/4 and L4/5
I won't bore you with the ins and outs of the terrible treatment I received in the UK but to say it all defeated me when I was told at the local pain clinic that I was putting the pain on and thus I paid privately for decompression
I now live in Spain and have gone through exactly the same inappropriate treatment and after a cortisone injection into my thigh 6 months ago to stop sciatica the orthopaedic wally told me that I wasn't bad enough for surgery. Thank goodness I didn't have surgery. God knows where I might be now considering he was seeing people with breaks everywhere and me!!!
Although my partner has private insurance, I consulted his doctor who then referred me to a neurosurgeon who whipped me off to XXXXXX with 1,500€ worth of X Rays and MRIs (very thorough).
He has advised me to have spinal stabilization, rod and screws as I have sclorsis and disc degeneration.
HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROCEDURE? The two people I know who have had it both still had pain although the surgeon has said I would have NO pain afterwards. As I am going private and no insurance I don't want to keep on digging into my savings as this operation is going to cost 16,000€ as it is.
Has anyone HAD THE PROCEDURE AND HAD TO HAVE ONGOING TREATMENT AS IT HASN'T WORKED.
Thanks. (not sure how to make the text bold)
Post edited by Sandi to remove medical facility name......it is a violation of Spine-Health's forum rules to post the names of medical facilities or providers.
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