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Hi there NaeNae! Sorry to hear you're having problems. I would suggesting trying to get your PCP to give you a referral to either an orthopaedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. I recently had a herniated disc that was compressing my sciatic nerve and causing me a great deal of pain. I went to an ortho. (that's who my PCP recommended) and had surgery about 7 weeks ago to correct the problem. I am feeling GREAT now and had a wonderful experience with my ortho. But, I have also heard from others who had great experiences from their neurosurgeons. My herniation was in the lower back though--I am not sure which doctor is better for the upper back/neck area. For now, I would say to stay away from a chiropractor, but that's just my personal opinion.
Good luck and I'll be anxious to hear how things turn out for you!

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L4-L5 disc herniation
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[This message has been edited by ddp11 (edited 04-02-2003).]





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