I told him that I didn’t feel relief not for a minute after surgery compared to pre surgery and I also asked him how quickly does scar tissue form? Five minutes after surgery? Because when I woke up I and right up until now I’m exactly the same. He then started talking about blood that he thought would compress the nerve and that’s when I left.
If five other spine physicians have seen the images and all think the mass is another disc fragment (HNP), I would trust their collective judgment. I don’t endorse but I understand your surgeon’s reluctance to agree that this is a residual or recurrent fragment as I am sure to him it is hard to admit a fragment could be recurrent or missed.
Find a good competent careful surgeon to help you now.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.