Good that you have got them to do further tests - terrible that they were going to fob you off - is it NHS?Do you know who is going to be doing these futher tests? A consultant? What kind of consultant?Obviously it depends on what tests they are going to do but given your symptoms my advice is to go straight to a spinal neuro surgeon.
Yes it's the NHS, I am being referred to my local hospital (Stepping Hill in Stockport) I believe they have a specialist spinal unit there. Not sure who I'm going to see, I was just relieved that they are sending me for further tests at least I am still in the system and there is still light at the end of the tunnel however dim
I was surprised that it was the same person who referred me that went through the results (she was the triage physio) not sure on the level of knowledge she has
That sounds good. Keep pushing. Good luck!
I had similar problems when I was around 23. I used to get pain in the buttox, and pins and needles down left and right legs (at different times) as well as power loss. My GP said it was sciatica and proberly as a result of a trapped nerve. He buggered off on holiday and a locum stood in for him, and I made an appointmet and saw the locum who was not happy with my GP's thoughts. In short I had CAT and MRI scans and in the end it turned out to be Ankolosying spondilitus. So glad to hear that you are pressing home for an acurate diagnosis .
Hello Richard, glad you found out what it was, at least you know, I find that it's the hardest part of it, not knowing what it is.
Just back from the Orthopaedic spinal consultant and much as I expected everything works fine, I have (at last) been referred for an EMG (electromyography) which is the track my physio recommended but you have to go right around the houses. Probably just another long wait again, but I have a good feeling about it this time.
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