We would be happy to give a separate opinion regarding your diagnosis or suggested treatment. Hopefully, we will reach the same conclusion as your specialty doctor but differences of opinion do occur. If you have been told, “there is nothing more that can be done”, this may not be true. We will educate you regarding the reason our opinions may differ.
If you have had a prior spinal surgery and the results are not what you expected, we quite commonly give further opinions to see if anything can be remedied. There are occasions where there is a missed diagnosis or a surgery that was planned appropriately but for some reason, did not turn out as intended. This can be from a lack of fusion (pseudoarthrosis), a continued compression of a nerve, a missed diagnosis or a deformity that was unrecognized. Many times, these problems can be surgically repaired.