Re: misread MRI?
It does not sound like you have a spine specialist, but perhaps a general ortho or general neuro. The best thing I can recommend is that you search for and find a spine specialist immediately. With numbness this long, you may not have as good a chance for full recovery of feeling, but the longer you wait the less likely for a most successful recovery.
If you are not sure of how to find a spine specialist, search for my replies I've posted to others in the last 2 weeks. While there are many good orthos and Neuros who do spine surgeries, at this point you need a spine specialist. With the others, if they read the films at all they relied too heavily on the reports. My spine specialist looks at them and rattles off exactly what all he is seeing. I've had to read the reports, but he points out each thing to me, and when he sees something that isn't really clear on the films, he sends me right then for a retake if it is an x-ray, or schedules me for a different test to be done asap.
Hope you find a better spine doctor soon. Please let us know how you are doing.