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Old 05-11-2010, 05:42 AM
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Another vote for the neurosurgeon route. Had a laminectomy for herniated disc 12 years ago, no regrets. Don't let the "surgeon" part of neurosurgeon scare you off - my guy sent me to PT the first time I saw him, gave me a couple years before we had to resort to the knife. Due to the particular complexities of back trouble, 3 opinions is really important, AND make sure those 3 are an orthopedist, a neurosurgeon, and a chiropractor. Neurosurgery worked for me, but lots of people have had success with the other routes, also.

P.S. Although it's hard to say that pain is a good thing, I remember being told that it was better than numbness or pins and needles because those would be signs of nerve damage from which you might not fully recover unless treated post haste