Hello everyon :H .
I went to a neurosergon today finally. This is the first one I have seen so far. First off, he had no bed side manner. He didn't seem to care about how I felt either(pain level, ect.). Well, he looked at my films and showed me what was wrong. I have a herniation at L5 S1, and a annual tear along with like the disk hanging off to the side?! Okay, I already knew this. Well, I told him that I have severe leg pain in both legs, he said there is no reason for me to have that with both legs :T :T :T .
I told him that I have lower back pain, always have for 2 years now. I told him that I seem to get a lot of pain in the lower hip area on both sides too. He told me that he doesnt see any reason to help me without proof that I have severe nerve damage. I have had a emg, he didnt have the report. He said that he will request it. Mind you, that emg is almost 1 1/2 years old.
He said that I may have problems with my hips and it may not even be my back!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~X( ~X( ~X( ~X( .
I wanted to give that man a sucker punch, I was almost in tears, I wanted to run away and scream. He told me to go get xrays on my hips, buttox,ect. and he will get the emg results from ages ago and he will call me.
I am so upset, I hurt so much. :''( :''( . I even told him that I wanted to cry, and he just went along talking. He didn't even seem to care that I was in pain. He told me that for him to do surgery on me may not be the answer. He said that my herniation doesn't seem so large to him :O :O.
I have been going through so much crap with my back over the last 2 years that I can't take it anymore. I have even had non invase surgery for this. This is a work comp case, and I feel like I am about ready to give up and settle with them. I feel like I will just suffer for the rest of my life, and no one will believe me except my pm doctor that has been treating me for over a year.
Should I seek another opinion? Should I just live with this? I can't work because I cant sit for 8 hours, or even stand for that amount of time. He kept asking me if i am working, I swear I told him NO like 3 times that no one will hire me with my injuries :T :T :T :T . I also tried to tell him that my back has gotten a lot worse from the older mri. I swear, maybe I am losing it or I will lose it soon :''( :''( .
Please, any and all input would be wonderful. I just don't know what to do........