I have been struggling with lower body numbness for a week. I initially thought I should go to the chiropractor to be adjusted and that didn't help. I ended up at the ER because i was getting nervous that the numbness wasn't going away..They did an MRI and xrays etc and sent me to a local spine doctor that said without hesitation that i needed this surgery. I am nervous of course and more nervous because he hasn't seen this before and has never done this type of surgery. I am going to go for a second opinion which he suggested even though i am all set for surgery on Monday (5/21/12) he said that if after i researched it over the weekend and thought i needed a second opinion he would call someone for me to get into that day. Has anyone heard of this surgery helping with lower body numbness?
thank you for any help or suggestions you may have