Hey every one. I have a question. Is it too late to seek medical advice from another Neurosurgeon? If anyone has read my posts, you know I am having a hard time with my neck. I have been on Short Term Disability from work and I had no problems until I went to my appt. back in July. My Dr. was not in that day and I saw the PA/NP. I told her the pain down my arm had started again and it was getting weak again. I also told her I needed to talk about going back to work. Well she told me she was going to order another MRI and she was not going to talk about sending me back to work until the Dr. gets the results of the MRI. I also said papers had to be fill out in order for me to continue to get STD. The PA said "Don't worry about it, that she would take care of everything". Guess what.... she didn't and my benefits were cancelled. This is the person that told me nothing was wrong with me when I had 5 herniated discs. Then I wound up having neck surgery. She also left staples in my neck when I was suppose to have them all taken out. She thought my husband was me. Imagine that!!! She even forgot to tell me to come back for my follow-up appt. Well I finally got an appt 1 month later (after numerous weekly phone call) to discuss my MRI results. The report said I had developed another herniated disc and pinched nerve at C7-T1 and severe DDD at T1-T2. I already had C3-C7 decompression laminectomy and fusion back in March. He told me he could not see what was causing my pain. He said I was residual pain. But yet he sent me for a series of Epidual injections and more therapy and he told me he wanted me to stay out of work for 6-8 more weeks. So once again I had the Dr's office fill out paperwork since HE told me not to work. And once again I was denied benefits. Oh I was approved for unpaid Leave of Absence, but I wasn't approved STD. So I appealed. Because of what the Dr. said I was denied again. He said I had good range of motion and my strength was good. He didn't even test my strength when I saw him. By the way my strength really doesn't mean anything. I had a ruptured rotator cuff back in 2011, but I still had a lot of resistance in that arm. I guess he forgot to tell them what he told me and my husband, that I am no longer able to do my job . He won't let me go to work. I don't have an income, haven't had one since July. Short term disability wasn't much, but it was better than nothing at all. I am so mad. I trusted my Dr. He cut me open,took out 5 pieces of my spine put 2 rods in my neck preventing me from working but then it seems like he's not on my side. I am wondering if it would do any good to go get another Dr's. opinion. I don't know how much more I can take. I am still in so much pain, I sit and cry. My arm is so weak, holding a newspaper up to read hurts. I can't even bring a glass of drink up to my mouth without pain shooting though my neck and upper back and down my arm. Even typing this post is painful. Any Advice?