Hi Paella and welcome to Healing Well's CP forum. I am glad you found the forum but very sorry you have to be here. I don't know how much in depth info you will find on the type of dr you are looking for but the internet is one of my best sources when looking for drs in an area. I have not heard of an orthopedic being certified but not doing surgery, that is where the money is for those guys so I don't know if one exists or not, I kind of doubt it. You can find a lot of info out there if you re willing to dig around for it, lol.
Have you had surgery recommended already? Not all people require surgery with a herniation, many times the drs will say it is not bad enough to do surgery on. Personally speaking, I do not care for the 'back clinics" type practices mainly because its usually a group of various type of drs, to me its like behind door number 1 is dr so & so, behind door number two is dr who ever, I don't care for that scene and have known of some bad experiences in that area too. It is sort of like being passed around to see who can make you feel better. Will it be the chiropractor in the group or will it be the surgeon in the group. Those types of groups I stay away from. I do not know if any of the members here are in the area you are asking about
, if so one of them will speak up.
Please let us know what you find and take care of yourself.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.