After 3 months since my disc injury I've had two epidurals and over 3 weeks of physical therapy. My recovery has been substantial in the last month, yet after consulting a spine surgeon yesterday, he dogmatically urged me to get surgery asap even after I've made so much progress with physical therapy.
Has anyone experienced this? Are there any suggestions on what kind of doctor to get a more objective opinion from? This surgeon evaded all most all of my questions. Though my MRI shows a huge extruded bulge into my nerve root, it is also 2 months old. He wouldn't tell me whether there is a possibility that the bulge could be receding and heeling on its own. He was just a broken record saying "get the surgery fix the problem" even after I would ask general questions.
I'd appreciate feedback or advice from anyone!