Waited for months to see a neurologist, thought I would finally get answers. Boy , what a dissapointment. He did not seem to be concerned with my chronic pain for 6 months in lower back, thigh, lower leg and foot. He performed a quick exam, jammed a rod in my foot and when I screamed he said it was only my nail. (No it was that metal bar with a point on it.) He clamined he could not read the MRI disc clearly because it was done on an open MRI . However he wants me to get an MRI on my neck, he said that is where I have a problem . I told him my pain is in my lower back and entire leg. He disregarded what I said and said let the pain clinic take care of your leg. If he read my information he would see that I have had injections and they are not working.He seemed more interested in my right arm weakness. I told hm I have carpel tunnel and a shoulder probelm. No he said you have a neck problem. Told me to get fitted for a collar , said to come back in a few months and never told when to wear it and walked out. He also made some un proffesional remarks about another Dr I have seen, all though I agreed with him I thought it was in very bad taste. I left the exam room in tears, dragging my leg behind me and found the closet bathroom to have a good cry.
I ended up paging the resident that was with the Dr. , I asked him how can I walk in with pain in my back , ass and leg and you send me out saying I have a pain in the neck. Also if you cannot read my MRI of my lower lumbar clearly why would you not send me for another , no you want one of my neck. He stated that's what the Dr.s wants. I was so furious I hung up on him
I am in worse pain today from him twisting my leg and pressing in my back. More pain , no answers and severly depressed that you wait so long to get an appointment and they don't listen , or explain things. Where does one go?
How do you get them to listen. My primary understands , he is wonderful, he also know it takes a lot for meto complain about pain or to even go to a Dr. Other then my primary I have lost a lot or respect for Dr's. anyone else feel this way.