My family doctor has talked the local orthopaedic surgeon into doing the discectomy on the l4/l5 disc now rather than waiting for the MRI in May. Although I'm excited to not be in pain anymore, the local guy does may two of these types of surgeries a year
I'm going to talk to my family doc about getting a second opinion from the clinic at UBC but am wondering how long the wait is to get in. Anyone on here know?
I ended up seeing the local guy only because I fell down the stairs and ended up in the ER. My family doc was working there that day and knew i had had a CT scan the day before. When he came back with the results he brought the surgeon with him. (Never a good sign) I was hoping to get better on my own and I think I would have if I hadn't fallen down the stairs before Christmas. Now we seem to have the pain almost manageable, as long as I don't try and do anything like walk or stand or sit....
I had the same surgery four years ago at l5/s1 and the results were fantastic. I have high hopes this time again but am not comfortable with the local guy doing it m
L5/S1 Lumbar lumpectomy Oct 2008
Osteoarthritis, scoliosis and stenosis in the lumbar
Herniated disc L4/L5 Oct 2012 causing spasm, sciatic pain and loss of sensation and strength in left leg