2 years ago, An MRI was done of my C6-C7 and I was told that I had a mild rupture. On the 4th of July I made a sudden move with my neck and my neck popped. I lost feeling in my right arm. The feeling slowly came back as the day went. But I have major weakness in my right hand, with numbness and pain in my fingers. My neck has stiffness and tinderness at the base of my neck. Last week another MRI was done.
I can not handle a closed MRI, so I am put to sleep to have one done. I used a different hospital than I normally do. Usually my arms are put over my head, but for this time, they did not do this, and I woke up with the machine rubbing up against my shoulders burning me. I yelled for the tech to get me out that I was burning. She told me, that they weren't able to get a clear picture, and the doctor would not allow them to give me any more to keep me knocked out. I called the doctor's office and told them what happened but they didn't seemed concerned.
Today the doctor called me and told me that I no longer had a ruptured disc at that level. That my Cervical looked fine. I asked what about the MRI from 2 years ago. He said yes, he could see from my records that I had a rupture there and the MRI from 2008 showed a mild rupture, but he no longer saw it in this new MRI. I asked if they could fix themself. He said he had heard of one case and it was rare. He said it could be a muscle or ligament(sp) problem in my neck. An wants me to do shots and PT.
I have already had 3 surgeries on my L5-S1 with fusion.
Do they fix themself? Did I get a bad MRI? I am set to get a 2nd opinion on the 25th. But I am so confused.