Hello i'm new here, i've been searching on google to see where i could go for some help,
Just over 3 years ago i had a prolapsed disc at C6/7, after a year i had an operation to help it, after the op, i did feel much better, butabout 8 months later had a bad fall, after this fall i kept going to my GP because of the pqain i was in, my GP's sent me to the hospital 3 times asking them to do an MRI on my neck, each time they refused because i had metal in my neck
so i was sent to physio, they wouldn't touch me and they then sent me to the local hospital asking for them to scan me, they still wouldn't. After a year, of keep trying to be scanned, my GP sent me to see an orthopedic doctor, i told him how much pain i was in, and he booked an appointment for an MRI scan, the appointment came through with a qustionaire, i filled it, but rang them because it said on teh form, they will not scan if the patient has any metalwork
i rang them and begged them to scan me, then told them to ring the hospital where i had my op, they done this, i took a couple of weeks, and then a month or so to actually get me there for the scan...............finally!
The results came back, got them about 2 months later
anyway, they came back that i have prolapses in C4/5 C5/6 C6/7, with one of them pressing upon the spinal cord, i also have one in teh uper thoric area (forgotten what one) but its sends real bad pains to my shoulder blades, the orthopedic doctor refered me to a neurosurgeon, a couple of months later, i finally got to see one, i was so happy that they had found out why i was in so much pain, so was very excited to see the neurosurgeon, i didn't particulary want anymore surgery, but at least the would be able to point me in the right direction for help,........... nope! they put up a scan picture on the computer and i said straight away, ''that isn't my scan'' they insisted it was, but i was 100% sure it wasn't, then they turned round and told me they can see absolutely nothing wrong with my neck :O waht? even i could see at my local hospital there were problems, i came home, all deflated, so very down, i went to my GP and told them, and they said ''well if the neuro says there is nothing wrong, then there isn't''
i told them i didn't want surgery but i also didn't expect it to be ignored neither, i asked for another opinion, and another doctor up the same hospital said the same, absolutely nothing wrong, but i know they were lokking at the wrong scan. the doctor showed me the scan and now i have more proof, my local hospital say they are standing by their decision, where about 4 other professionals all agreed, that i had 4 prolapsed discs, and they made me a copy of the disc, even i, being an untrained eye can see there is problems there
even the one they operated on, i think that is the one pressing on my cord.
I recebtly asked my GP to refef me to pain managment, and he too was going along with the neuro and not my local hospital
he said i just have alot of nerve damage.
Why is everyone listening to the neuro's? i've said all along, they were looking at a different scan, but no one will listen,
now i just don't know what to do
i'm getting so down over it all, i'm in so much pain
can anyone please give me advice on what else i can do? anything will be much appreciated, its been 2 very, very long years of being in pain, but what else can i do?
Is there anywhere on the net where i could load a picture of my scan and someone tell me what they think? i think my only option is to go private, but i just can't afford it
so please any advice will be great, and thanks for listening