08-21-2008, 02:04 PM
So I have been posting about the troubles I have had.. my Guurrr growling post covers a lot. Anyways, today I had another MRI (2nd this week) it was on my neck (c-spine) which the doctor ordered because of an abnormal x-ray. SO basically I have had 2 shoulder MRI's and a C-Spine in the past 5 weeks. I know 2 were abnormal, waiting for today's results but pretty sure this is abnormal as well. But my real problem is I want to ask for one on my lower back. But I am afraid to. First I am not sure which of the oh so many doctors I have seen to ask. Second- I feel like they are going to think I am nuts, even though out of all of the tests this is the only one I am requesting. My lower back is in so much pain. I figure if I tore my shoulder and have a neck injury and never really complained too much- and I am complaining about this back, I am thinking this could be serious. I know it sounds silly to say I am afraid to ask for a test, but I am! I don't even know which darn doctor to ask, I have seen so many. I see my GP tomorrow, I think I am going to ask him but his motto is: "if we stop running so many tests on you, we won't have these problems." So I think he will be against ordering it. But even in the MRI machine I could not lay down without awful pain. And that was with my pain medicine. They have me on perks, now they are trying to reduce the pain meds to Vicodin. But after seeing my MRI and x-ray, it is very clear to them I am in pain. Has anyone else been afraid to request a test or do I need to just get tough?