It’s been a long time since I’ve written about health care, but in view of some recent developments on my personal health front, I felt the urge to blow off some steam once again.
My neck and back have long been sources of pain and frustration. MRIs and X-rays at various times in the past have revealed arthritic changes that were causing the pain by impinging on nerves at various points. Thus, it was no surprise that after my most recent bout with a two-week painful stiff neck, with severely restricted head motion, an MRI revealed that I had spinal cord compression at C4-5.
The story here is how the medical industry handled this diagnosis and how I probably could have the diagnosis almost four years ago if my doctor of the time hadn’t been dismissive, for whatever reason.