I have had pins and needles in my sleeping leg for 39 days. I got an MRI 6 days ago and was referred to a neurosurgeon "to discuss treatment options".
conversation with the surgeon was good but quickly went to surgery suggested 7 days later.
I was a bit shocked to say the least there is a mass 1.6 cm x transverse 2.7 cm that is most likely disc material but possibly a tumor and in his words "wow this is a good one".
Scheduled procedure is a Laminectomy L4-5 / resection of the mass with a few days in the hospital but estimated 3 months before I can go back to work doing physical maintenance work.
This hit me fast, I'm concerned knowing this is an invasive procedure and am curious if this sounds like it could be done with a less invasive procedure or of it sounds normal.
I am going to call my Dr tomorrow (it's Sunday now and my appointment was Friday) to see if I can get someone to give a second opinion on the MRI and I'm looking for some thoughts so I don't rush into a mistake.
It's obvious from the MRI that surgery is necessary, I'm comfortable with the Dr, I just feel like I need to be well informed to go through worth this. Welcome to Spine-Health
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