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Hello everyone,
I am looking for some advice. I am a 20 year old female and I had a discectomy/laminotomy surgery about 10 months ago. Everything was fine for a while, but I am quite sure I reherniated. The sciatica is back and the lower back pain is worse than ever. I am in a lot of pain, but my neurosurgeon can't even see me for almost 2 months! And then it would be montha to get scheduled for a procedure. This wouldn't be a huge problem if I weren't in the runnng for a new job early next year. So if I'm going to get a procedure done, it needs to be soon. So, my question is, should I switch to the neurosurgeon that can see me in the next week or keep the one I have?
Lauren Davidson


  • I'm not sure what to put here...
    Lauren Davidson
  • Are they in the same practice? If so and I could see the other in a week, I'd go that route... after all, just seeing this other surgeon doesn't mean you would/would not have surgery with him/her... you are just getting information, and better to get that as soon as possible. best of luck to you.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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  • LaurenBrianneLLaurenBrianne Posts: 25
    edited 11/19/2013 - 1:53 PM
    Yes, they are both in neurosurgery. And actually, the one I've been thinking about going to is closer to me and did my mother in law's surgery, so I know he's a great surgeon. I've just been having a hard time deciding. I didn't know if it would be a huge hassle to switch my information and everything, but, like you said, I'm just getting information. Although, I would like to get the surgery sooner because of the new job thing, so maybe I should just stick with the other surgeon. He scheduled my mother in law's surgery within 2 or 3 weeks.
    Lauren Davidson
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