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A doctor who thinks nothing is wrong

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have an evulsion fracture at C6. An MRI shows the disk above and the disk below are ruptured. I waited three weeks to get into a surgeon that my work clinic doctor sent me to. (a doctor I REALLY like) He said he doesn't see ANYTHING at all wrong with my MRI except maybe a slight buldge that everyone probably has. I had all of the symptoms of those exact ruptures (that the radiologist says I have) before I knew I had them. (so it's not from reading about them) Is it possible the MRI is wrong? Has anyone had this happen? I thought MRI's were reliable with these things. Do you guys think he made a mistake? He sent me to therapy and said to find a pain clinic and said there was no reason to ever come back to him. I don't need to describe my pain to any of you. I don't want to shop for a surgeon who will cut on me. I want to be able to go to my Granddaughters birthday party and sit throught ten minutes of picture taking. Bless you all, I understand your pain and frustrations. Any advice from you and all that you have given me is appreciated even if I haven't got back specifically to each one of you. Paul


  • Basically to mine, I am crazy.I have problems going on in my head that he can't help me with.My injuries are not sever enough to be in the pain I am in..like how the hell would he know?

    I have only seen a chiro my 2 years of being injured....so....lack of health care means lack of medical attention. Basically, I need to go to pain management, but he thinks that is my problem is I have never learned to deal with my so called severe pain. He put me on Ambien as well.He thinks I am depressed and need help emotionally.

    I came in crying this morning. I didn't get any sleep last night at all.He doesn't listen to me though at all every time I see him.

    I told him about that leg pain I had, totally dismissed it
    along with my middle finger numb, totally dismissed it.

    "I'm a surgeon and I can't help you."
  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    You mentioned a "work Doctor" was this a workmans comp injury? Find a decent orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon other than one provided by your work. Get the straight stuff from someone who may not be in the employers or insurance companies back pocket.

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  • ...why are you still going to this doctor? Can't you dump this jerk and find a doctor that actually cares like they're supposed to?
  • I would go back to your work clinic doctor and ask for a referral for a second opinion. Tell him the results of the first surgeon. I'm sure he would set you up. Or he may talk to the first surgeon.

    Two years ago I saw a NS who ordered an MRI and said it was normal. A year after we changed our family doctor who referred me to see a PM doc. He ordered another MRI and saw my disc tear. I brought my first set and he saw the tear there too X( The other thing interesting is that the radiologist saw things in the first MRI and said the second was completely normal. Unbelievable if you ask me, when the MRI was ordered they said it was for lower back pain. You'd think they'd look closer at the lower back portion. L)
  • I agree with the others get another opinion.

  • Definitely get another opinion or 2. Then follow your gut - it won't let you down.

    Sorry you are mixed up in this confusion yet suffering.

    Take care,

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