I started a new thread because the other was so long.
After making a call to the PM about the strange Ortho apt and asking them what they would suggest, I got a call back from the Ortho's office. PM said to go back to the hospital and get new discs of the MRI's and the X-rays and bring by the office (since I already had an appointment later this month). They were already aware of why I wanted the tests and that I just wanted to find out what was going on with my back and to see if additional nerve ablations would be possible. I was able to pass along all that happened and then told to bring in the disc tomorrow since I have to go to the same city in the morning.
So then the Ortho's office calls and tells me to be a the hospital (same city) for a CT (no contrast and no myleogram) on Wednesday morning first thing and then come to his satelite office just after lunch to go over the new films.
Now I'm so confused. I will go to the test and I will pay at least one more co-pay for the results, but I have no idea what to do next. I guess it's a wait and see game and I'll have to see what he has to say about everything. If nothing else, I can take the records to PM for the file and ask him what he thinks.
I appreciate all of the information you guys have given me about this strange Ortho situation. I'll keep you updated when I see what is next.