I think you should push for an MRI. If you have new, different and intense symptoms, a new MRI is warranted. If you have no findings on this imaging study, you can rest assured that time should improve your symptoms. If there are new findings, they can be addressed.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.