I am in the beginning stages of being diagnosed with MS. I have had two NS tell me that according to my MRI with contrast that it appears I have MS. The next step is a spinal tap, but I am told that it is not always accurate and may not tell us for sure that I have MS. I have heard that it is one of the hardest diseases to diagnose. This all began with me having extreme weakness in my legs. My legs have been very weak, stiff, and feel very heavy for about 8 months now. I had hurt my neck years ago and was told that someday I would need surgery. The NS are now telling me that they want to do a bone fusion in my neck at the C5/6 level. They are scaring me to death. They are telling me that I will become a quad if I don't take care of this. They stated that the MS is a separate issue. How does one get accurately diagnosed with MS? I have heard that there are a lot of people out there who are mis-diagnosed. Some of the doc's have said my neck problem could be causing my leg issue and others have said they don't believe it is. I am confused, and scared. Any advice?
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