My PCP called with the results from my MRI from yesterday. I heard L4 rupture, L5-S1 a severe herniation and something about DDD. He gave me another name of a NS. Ok, so now what? I have taken this week off of work. On Friday, I have an appointment with an Ortho Surgeon. My PCP's fill in recommended that one and I also made an appointment for next Wednesday with the doctor my PCP recommended. Is getting 2 appointments overkill? My PCP seems to think surgery since this is my third bout with this and the extremity of the injury. What happens with work? I know that even if I end up having surgery, it takes awhile. What kind of surgeries? How do I choose one surgeon over another one?