Has anyone been sent to a neurologist to determine what their various symptoms are due to?
I have seen 5 different neurosurgeons now (a consultant and 3 registrars in his clinic, and another consultant for a second opinion). Two have said it is time for surgery and two others (one a consultant) said we would wait, although they didn't say what we would wait for.
Yesterday I saw another registrar after waiting 6 months to see the progression, and she wasn't even sure that my symptoms are coming from my neck. She wants to get me referred to a neurologist to make sure it is not all due to some other problem. Seven weeks ago my second opinion consultant neurosurgeon said it was time for surgery due to the cord compression.
I am so confused and very fed up!!!
Here in the UK there will be a VERY long wait to see a neurologist.
Has anyone else seen a neurologist to determine what is causing their symptoms?
What tests did the neurologist do and was it worth seeing them.
I don't want to have surgery if it is not my neck causing the problems, but everyone else has said that the symptoms are due to the compression on my cord, the compression of my nerve roots and the facet problems due to degeneration (spondylosis).