I finally saw my neurologist on friday.Whoever said that "the more you know the better", was definitely wrong. First of all she's doing another mri on my thoracic and lumbar spine. She did have a report for my lumbar but said that it didn't give her enough information and she wanted it done somewhere else. They did a nerve test on my legs first thing when i got there to see if i have nerve damage. The lady that did it told me that the signals went way down on my left leg.I could tell that.There was a real difference in feeling when she performed the test.When i saw my neurologist she didn't mention the nerve test she just said that she needed to find out why my legs were numb.I also have numbness off and on in my hands so they did a nerve test to find out if i have carpel tunnel and to see if my ulnar nerve is trapped but they both came back fine so there saying that its coming from my neck. Spinal cord damage. I knew that there was some damage to my spinal cord but i didn't know how much. She told me that all my reflexes have reversed.Also I have hypersensitivity to pain and she said that because of the car accident i am going through a pain syndrome which is very painful and very hard to treat.She's putting me on a higher dose of nerve pain meds. and said that if it didn't help there were a few more that she could try that might help.I also have had a bladder frequency problem since the car accident so she gave me a medication to take before bed time so that i can get some sleep. I started it sunday night and actually got some sleep. Whoohoo!!! She said if it helps then she would put me on another one that is longer lasting. She told me to be prepared for the fact that i might have to take nerve pain meds. for the rest of my life. Now i'm just waiting for the mri dates.They said not until the end of september at the earliest. Alot of bad news,but i really didn't think she was going to tell me that i was great!!
She told me that i need to start listening to my body and when my muscles start to get tired i need to stop what i'm doing because if i don't then the pain will just get worse and i will get symptoms returning.