Our expert says:
I can unfortunately not give an informed opinion on the information you provide, but I am sure your doctor would know the exact reason why he needs to operate so urgently? There may be severe nerve involvement and tissue damage- I can't say. My personal opinion is that you should find out exactly why he wants to operate because one would obviously first opt for a more conservative approach if given a choice. If you are still not happy, you are absolutely entitled to a second opinion (preferably a neuro-surgeon) to help you make up your mind.
Also remember that quality of life is extremely important and no-one wants to live with daily pain. Total pain relief can also not be guaranteed by any operation. These are all aspects you need to consider and discuss with your doctor. Good luck!
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