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Had a MRI, took it to two spine Drs.. One said pinched nerve steroid inj. therapy. Other Dr. wants major surgery what do I do?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Healthtap Prime

A specific question like this would best be served by a review of data such as chart notes and MRI reports, and the exact diagnosis.
Individual care such as this cannot be provided in this forum, but is available in HealthTap prime. General info: For **some** diagnoses, microsurgery can be an effective alternative, if a well trained specialist is available.

In brief: Healthtap Prime

A specific question like this would best be served by a review of data such as chart notes and MRI reports, and the exact diagnosis.
Individual care such as this cannot be provided in this forum, but is available in HealthTap prime. General info: For **some** diagnoses, microsurgery can be an effective alternative, if a well trained specialist is available.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology

In brief: Less is more

You can go with the conservative approach (injection, therapy) and if that doesn't work you can always reconsider surgery later.

In brief: Less is more

You can go with the conservative approach (injection, therapy) and if that doesn't work you can always reconsider surgery later.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics

In brief: Be Careful

This is a very common situation with spinal disease.
Get as many opinions as you feel comfortable with until you find someone you trust and make a decision. Spinal disc disease can be handled effectively in many different ways.

In brief: Be Careful

This is a very common situation with spinal disease.
Get as many opinions as you feel comfortable with until you find someone you trust and make a decision. Spinal disc disease can be handled effectively in many different ways.
Dr. Lori Semel
Dr. Lori Semel
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