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hi guys, i have a slipped disc at L5 S1 and sciatica down one leg which has been going on since a fall in jan this year.
i have done osetopathy and pyhsio, NHS pyhsio would not do anything as she told me she thought she would make it worse! so onto an MRI got the results mid september. Just had a letter from the hosiptal to say they are very sorry but the spinal surgeon is very busy and they will write to me with an appointment but it will take up to 13 weeks to be seen!
i am still working, cannot take time off as my bills need paying, the thought of having this pain for anothr 6 months is just horrible!
i called the private hospital nearby and the surgeon has a private clinic and if i can get hold of my MRI i can make an appointment to be seen for a price!
my question is, if i pay to see him privatly am i allowed to go back on the NHS waiting list? if not does anyone know what price i would be looking at if i need surgery? the private clinic were telling me you can't swap and change but i hear quite a few people who have?
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