OK, so dealing with back pain for years, tried all treatments, bla bla bla. I have a completely collapsed disk at L5 S1. My doc is ready to operate, but here's the thing.... My husband has a new job, and we are switching insurance carriers. This means I have to start all over. :''( Actually, not that big of a deal.
My concern is that when I see the new surgeon, he may want to hold off on surgery, try more conservative treatments, etc. Now I'm probably just worrying for nothing, but I have heard so many people on this message board with surgeons that are refusing to operate, or putting it off. I came so close with my old insurance, and I am just so afraid that for some reason my new surgeon will want to hold off for some reason.
I know I can get several opinions, but here is my real question. You would think that with a completely collapsed disk, pain, no quality of life, ect, that no doc could find a reason not to operate, right?