Monday, February 6, 2012

4th time was the charm-at least for now

A 66 year old male "found" another neurosurgeon who offered to "try" a 4th operation for chronic low back pain.

I see a lot of patients with failed back syndromes who never seem to improve despite therapy, multiple operations and epidural injections.

I tried, as diplomatically as possible, to dissuade him from undergoing a 4th operation.

He went through with it anyway.

Surprisingly, post operatively, he's been greatly improved.

Maybe he wanted to prove me wrong.

Regardless, I couldn't be happier for him.

I hope it lasts!

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