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Hi Dr. Moza. I'm writing today because I'm worried about my husband. He's 43 and has been pretty active his whole life, but began complaining of back pain a few years ago. At first, he treated it with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. When that wasn't enough on the "bad" days, he'd have to go to urgent care - once, even the emergency room - for pain relief.
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Hi Dr. Moza! For the last few years I've suffered with pretty bad sciatica because of a slipped disc. The pain travels from my buttocks and down my leg. Sometimes it's worse than others but I've tried to tough it out. On really bad days I rely heavily on over the counter pain meds, but they only take the pain down partially. My doctor says that enough is enough and it's time to get a referral to a neurosurgeon. I'm not exactly thrilled about surgery; to say that I've been hoping to put it off is an understatement. What might this process entail?
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Hi Dr. Moza. It seems like most people write you to ask whether or not you think they should consider surgery. Well, I already know I need surgery and I've even gotten it approved by my insurance carrier. The problem is, my insurance has approved my upcoming spine surgery under one condition: that it be performed by an orthopedic surgeon in my "network." I've done the research and I'm convinced that
I'll be best served by having my surgery performed by a neurosurgeon, not an orthopedic specialist. My wife thinks I'm just splitting hairs and that a "surgeon is a surgeon." I disagree. What's your take?
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Hi Doc! I'm a 26-year-old man who has been recently diagnosed with a Chiari malformation. Didn't see that coming! I have been experiencing radiating neck pain, dizziness, nausea and ear ringing. My neurologist suggests that we treat the symptoms with medications, but I'm young and don't want to take pills for the rest of my life. I'd like to consider surgery. I'm otherwise in good health. What do you think?
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