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Old 04-07-2011, 01:44 PM   #4
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Re: In need of some advice??

Much as I respect most pain managment doctors, I dont think they are the right one to diagnose spinal issues. They are not trained to do so, and most of them will refer you to see a spine specialist if they think you have that kind of problem.

It's fine that he ordered an MRI....again, however, pm's aren't top notch at interpreting MRI films unless there is something fairly obvious. My pm has ordered MRI's but always refers me to my spine specialist if he sees something amiss.

If I were you, I would take the ct and MRI results to a specialist and see what they think. If you have spinal stenosis, you will need the care of an expert. Stenosis means narrowing, and spinal stenosis can cause lots of problems and pain.

Please let us know the results of your MRI and what the pm recommends for you. I'm interested and concerned.

Carol
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