Advice would be greatly appreciated on this.
I have suspected impinged/trapped nerve in C6 C7 which has caused the classic tingly forefinger and thumb as well as loss of tricep strength in my left arm. This has been for 5 weeks now and my GP has eventually referred me to have an MRI. He said that the wait would probably 6-8 weeks so I booked a private scan for Monday at a cost of £399. Ironically my NHS referral arrived this morning in the post saying I have a scan booked for Sunday 30th!
Will a further 6 days wait really be that bad in the scheme of things? Having read that the longer nerve damage is left the more permanent the damage made me book the private scan, but is 6 days wait really worth saving £399 if recovery will be longer or more risk of permanent damage??