Ok i'm officially mentally exhausted and totally confused and frustrated by my doctor.When i went for my mri they did my lower back instead of the thoracic spine that i had talked to my doctor about.It was supposed to be done because i was having bladder spasms needing to urinate every ten min. then my legs went numb from my hips right down to my feet.I have severe muscle spasms and pain that goes into my upper stomach which is right in the area of the pain in my back.
Today i saw my doctor and she went over the results of my mri on my lower back. I have three disc bulges one minimal and one moderate.One bulging to the back and one to the right which makes sense because my right side hurts more then my left. I have one impinging on a nerve and i have arthritis in my lumbar area and some moderate stenosis.She tried to tell me that my bladder and leg numbness wouldn't be caused by anything that showed on my mri. i think she's full of shit.She thinks that i've never read an mri before and have no idea what any of the things in it meant which isn't true.She told me that i definitely need some therapy on my lower back and said that i need to lose some more weight and strengthen my core muscles.Which is what i've been doing for the last year and half since my surgery. I said to her that was fine but none of that has anything to do with my thoracic spine which was what i was there for and was supposed to have the mri done of not my lumbar.She said that she wouldn't do an mri of my thoracic spine because of my ribs nothing could happen to that part of my spine after telling me the last time i was there that she was doing the thoracic area.Unless there was a break and x-rays would have shown that.I said but i already had herniations in my thoracic area before the car accident. She said that there is no way that anyone would touch my thoracic spine so there was no sense in doing an mri of it and exposing myself to the radiation that i had way too many tests done already.So i said so why are my muscles not relaxing in any part of my back after almost a year of treatments and she said she didn't know,she said that i had major surgery on my neck and then a car accident and it would take a very long time for me to feel better maybe years.I don't agree with her at all and i think that she just wants her patients to come into her office so she can charge for the apt.she really doesn't want to do anything for them.She has no idea whats happening to my body and has no ambition to find out.So now its up to me to find out whats going on by myself i guess.Unfortunately any doctor that i would have to see to get any answers i would need her referral to see.I have no idea what i'm going to do now.All she wants to do is keep throwing anti inflammatories at me and tell me that i should be functional.