Over the course of 4 days in August I went numb/tingly almost hollow feeling from rib cage down. After being hospitalized, with several tests I was diagnosed with transvers myelitis with demyelination, lesion on my thoracic spine, and have greater than five oligoclonal bands. The MS specialist I saw today said because I don't have brain lesions I don't have MS and treatment isn't necessary. Monitor with brain scans every six months and wait as I most likely will not have a second exacerbation. I'm just concerned about waiting and risking further nerve damage.