I was worried about
those Xrays, they did the same to me with the weights, and it hurt like crazy! I question even why they did them, if you need to have the MRI, which I can understand why the neurosurgeon wants them, you can't see the spinal canal with Xrays unless you have a myelogram. The MRI gives the Doc so much more information and the their is no radiation involved with the MRI! Take care of yourself and try to get copies of all the stuff they do to you! Xray reports and Doctors reports! If you can get your medical records, go to the library or some where, do you have ascanner on your computer?, and make copies of everything! Believe me things can conveniently disappear from your medical record, at the most in-opportune times, if you get my drift! Protect yourself get copies of everything in your military medical records!
Is your new neurosurgeon a civilian? Please keep us posted!
Good Luck to You
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV