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Chronic back pain, aneurysm growing but Doctor will not operate

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My father has chronic lower back pain. He has just gotten back from seeing a neurosurgeon who says it is the aneurysm which is causing the pain. However, his vascular surgeon says it's 2 cracks in his facet fusion causing the pain. The same vascular surgeon has said he will not operate on the aneurysm until it has grown so large. The pain is excruciating, what are his options?
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replied November 18th, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. If its faucet cracks then the pain is likely due to that. Aneurysm of that small size not operable cant cause that sever pain and can be waited and observed.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan






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