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I'm feeling pretty upset about my situation. Okay I will make my post more readable, thanks for the replies. The main issue is that looking at my MRI, the first doctor said nothing was wrong. I went a year and half seeing this doctor and did not get help for the pain. Then I went to second doctor and they looked at same MRI saying they couldn't believe the last doctor said nothing was wrong. They diagnosed me with stenosis due to arthritis and bulging disc. The EMG confirmed L5/S1 nerve damage. So another year went by with this new doctor, she only reccommended PT and shots also. But after a year she asked, "Well you tried surgery already, so there is nothing more you can do." I told her I never had surgery and then she said it has always been recorded in my chart that I did have surgery, when I didn't! So I felt she would have suggested surgery a year ago, but my records showed I had surgery. So this is why I feel the doctors are at fault, perhaps if I had surgery to relieve the pinched nerve 1 or 2 years ago, I would not be in severe chronic pain now. I see the point of how it probably is hard to make a case out of this, I guess I just feel really sad that my very limited life, due to this chronic nerve pain, could have been avoided. To update I had a second MRI recently that showed the bulging disc gone (maybe from PT and I also did Ayuerveda treatments) so surgery will no longer cure my pain, as it is due to the nerve damage that has already been done.
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