For me to see a specialist (spine, neuro, or ortho?), to have them take a look at my MRI, who would I have to get the referral from? I have my general doc, who I just saw about a fall I took in the garage and anything new that pops up and then my PM doc for my chronic pain.
I am already on several pain medications, have tried injections several times over the past few months, do all the stretches I have been shown, but nothing seems to be helping. Last time I was at my pain doc, he said he will not raise my meds because he thinks I am on enough already and that if I am still having that much pain then he doesn't want to mask it, he wants to figure out why. This is the first MRI I have had since December 2009, so he is basing his decision to not raise meds on an MRI that's several years old, so I understand his decision on meds. So I guess with me just having an MRI, do I call the PM doc and have him look over it and see what he wants to do? Or do I ask my PM or family doc to refer me to a specialist, that knows what they are looking for on an MRI? I know this should be simple, but I just am not sure how to go about it.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!