Surgery for herniated disc is definitely an option when nothing else has worked..seek out a new Dr.! A Dr. That doesn't listen or take you serious is not one that I will ever have again!.. Go to your primary care doc and tell him your concerns about your pain mamanement doc..he is the one who can refer you to the surgeons..if meds and therapy haven't helped..it may be the only choice you have...but it may get his life back...a second opinion sounds like a must in your husbands situation.View Thread
Never let one Dr. Decide your fate..if you feel this strongly about your pain..listen to your instincts...find a Dr. That will listen to you..I had seen the same pain management Dr. For years..when the pain in my cervical spine worsened..he did not take me seriously.despite the fact that I'm an RN and I knew what was going on wasn't just fibromyalgia (which is one thing I am being treated for). I left him and found a Doc that listened to me..after almost a year living in severe pain.the new doc ordered the MRI I had been asking the last one to order for close to a year..results came back..sure enough..I have a herniated disc..I can tell you down to the week when it herniated..that was a year ago as of two weeks ago..had the last doc who I had seen for years listened to me I would not have suffered so longView Thread
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