Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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I cannot confirm this comment but I would say that the NHS most likely has a much higher threshold for surgical indications due to the high demand on surgeon’s services. With cord signal changes, I believe that most spine surgeons in the USA would consider surgery but not all. Your experience regarding the time taken for physical examination is sad but not unusual. It even happens here with pay for service.

Dr. Corenman