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Posted by Lesa on November 03, 2000 at 16:47:23:

In Reply to: Re: Thanks to Martin, Pat G and James and Deb posted by Deb and James on November 02, 2000 at 21:36:55:

: Well Lesa, we hope you find relief soon.Did he do all the preliminary testing?MRI,discogram,mylogram?Just wondering.If this is the only neur you have been to maybe you should think about a second opinion.At any rate,hope you find relief.Take care and God bless.

James And Deb, in Scotland on the NHS, you have to fight to be allowed to see a neurosurgeon - I had to beg to get an MRI as they told me it was 'wear and tear' and an MRI wouldn't show anything. They gave me an MRI 'to put my mind at rest' only. They were a bit embarrassed when it did show a prolapsed disc and only then after 3 years was I referred to a neurosurgeon.

It may be a free health service but it can be hard and involve a long wait persuading them to treat you.

Unfortunately I don't even know what a discogram or mylogram is!! I'm learning a lot from this board though.!!

Thanks for your interest and best wishes to you both.


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