I have low pack pain, mild sciatic pain in my right leg. I am 26 years old, and the sciatic pain started after a snowboarding session 9 months ago.
I am working with a chiropractor on physical therapy for 2 months, but the pain hasn't reduced.
Based on the symptoms, I believe that I have a bulged disc in the L5-S1 region, and planning to get an MRI for accurate diagnosis.
I called my nearest orthopedic hospital specializing in spine issues. They don't have appointments for another 2 months!!
Do I need an orthopedic specialist for getting a referral for an MRI scan. Can't I get the referral from the chiropractor, or a general practitioner. I need to use my insurance(GreatWest PPO) for paying part of my expenses.