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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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