I just had two MRIs - one that showed a barely perceptible lesion on my cervical spinal cord and another that showed small brain lesions that they say most likely point to MS. The MRI report says the lesions are inactive at this time. Forgive me, I am new to all of this, so I'm not sure if I'm saying this right. Anyway, I have been referred to a neurologist, but how do I know if this is the best one? How does someone go about finding the right doctor?
The only symptom I have is some numbness in my right hand that has been present for the past 5 or 6 months. I have seen a chiropractic neurologist and a physiatrist who ordered the first MRI which then lead to the second. They both think that the numbness is not actually related to the lesions, but since they have been discovered, I obviously want to see a neurologist. My concern is getting a proper diagnosis and someone who will do a thorough job. Any suggestions?