Avoided invasive and dangerous diagnostic procedure

Diagnosed with spondylosis, a form of degenerative osteoarthritis in the spine, Anna was unable to get lasting relief from intense lower back and leg pain and wondered if she should consider spinal surgery. Her doctors were unsure and suggested that she undergo a special diagnostic procedure. Confused and frustrated by pain that had invaded every aspect of her life, Anna reached out to Best Doctors.
Anna’s case was sent to one of the world’s leading specialists in spinal surgery, who confirmed her diagnosis. To rule out any underlying condition at work, he urged her to undergo further testing but advised against the diagnostic procedure that had been originally recommended due to it being invasive, controversial and potentially unsafe. Furthermore, the expert felt that Anna would have a much better chance at relief by pairing her treatment with a specific type of physiotherapy.
The Best Doctors report provided Anna with real peace of mind and reassurance about her next steps. She was able to remove all doubts regarding surgery, refocus her treatment and find a real solution to a problem that had troubled her for so long.

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