I am new to this site and I just had an MRI and I am currently not working and disabled going for my disability so I am on county insurance. I am not being approved so far for a follow up appointment with the orthopedic specialist who ordered the MRI. The MRI came back with a lot in it and I am wondering if the MRI findings are the actual diagnosis or do I still need a doctor to back it up. My hearing could be anytime and I am worried.
I am assessed with spinal stenosis and I have been seeing a chiropractor and county doctors for lumbar stenosis now for 18 months. I am taking gabapentin, meloxicam, flexeril and other medications for depression and anxiety.
My injuries go back 25 years and are due to a series of events such as sports, accidents and even an abusive relationship I was unfortunate enough to get involved in.
I am having a hell of a week now. I cannot reach my disability attorney. I keep getting a vm I have only left two messages, but that is my anxiety kicking in. I just want to ask this same question I am asking on this site. The county keeps losing my referral for my final and follow up appointment with the orthopedic specialist who ordered the MRI.
I want to know if the findings in the MRI without the doctor doing another thing are enough to go into my disability hearing with. My MRI is showing a lot! I am not asking for legal advice. My question is simple. Is an MRI the diagnosis?