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... I've got a neurologist's appointment this week, but I expect my next stop to be a spine specialist. My doctors were concerned I might have MS instead of/as well as fibromyalgia, but I very much doubt it. I'm pretty sure now that my back is the big culprit, because if it was neurological the anti-inflammatories wouldn't have such a dramatic effect. At least I don't THINK they... (11 replies)
... Prednisone can be a miracle worker. Too bad we can't stay on it long term. Did you see a spine specialist or was this the other orthopedic doctor? (11 replies)
... After being more or less dismissed by the orthopedist, I tried to go off my anti-inflammatory meds last week to see if I really needed them any more, because they can raise your blood-pressure and mine is problematic. The first day I just hurt but I could move normally. The second day I could hardly walk. I didn't realise how bad my walking was until I went to physical therapy... (11 replies)

... If you work to make your back and core muscles and ligaments strong and supple, you may be able to keep your issues from turning into major problems! (11 replies)
... Thanks for turning it into English for me. I know everything's relatively minor compared to what it could be. I don't have major back pain except for aches very low in my back unless I've seriously overdone things, but I can't lie on anything hard, and I can't sit on anything that presses into my back (like chairs with a space between the seat and the back). And so on. (11 replies)
... He's a general orthopedist. They have a spine specialist there though, so if he thought I needed it he could have passed me on. He told me to use my cane, continue my physical therapy and get into shape (ie. lose weight, as if that was easy when I can only walk at 2 miles an hour.) I didn't even bother to tell him how often my feet are going to sleep on me lately when I'm... (11 replies)
... Is this doctor an orthopedic spine surgeon or a general orthopedic doctor? If he is a spine specialist, I would recommend you make an appointment with a different doctor who has a bit more compassion. In my opinion, you don't need to see a neurologist at this point, just a good spine surgeon who is interested in resolving a problem. Your "Hip" pain may also be coming from... (11 replies)
... My guess is that you may have had the wedged vertebrae for quite awhile and that is not causing the pain. But now you have developed some degenerative changes at some of the segments which is causing some stenosis (narrowing) in the foramen and the disc osteophyte complex which is causing some disc bulging that is pressing into the central canal...again, causing the canal... (4 replies)
... and orthopedic surgeons specialize in bones, muscles, tendons, joints, etc. when you get the radiologist reports from your MRI and other tests, let some of these fine folks here 'interpret' it for you in case you do not have a doc that explains things well. ... (46 replies)
... I don't know what else the report included. Sometimes when one part is pulled out it is difficult to interpret its meaning. ... (3 replies)
... Yes, I think it is possible given where the level of your disc bulge is located, at T11-T12. (5 replies)
... I will let everyone know what happens. I just got the call and I will be seeing him next Wednesday. By the way....do you know if the problem that I have would ever cause lower abdominal pain? I keep having random pain there. The first time it was bad enough for me to think I needed to go to the ER. It was sudden and strong and made me want to double over. But then it faded... (5 replies)
... I'm glad you will be seeing a spine specialist. I wasted a year because my internist felt he knew what was going on with my lumbar spine. You might as well get the correct information at the beginning, right? In addition to the lifting restriction, try to limit your time spent sitting. Sitting puts 30% more stress on the discs than either standing/walking or lying down. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am sorry no one responded to your post yet. I will try to help you understand your findings, but be advised we are not medical professionals, just fellow spineys. You will need to see your doctor for a proper interpretation. That being said, for the most part the results are good and the part of the spine that was examined is normal. There are... (5 replies)
... FINDINGS: The conus is normal terminating at L1-2 level. No acute fractures, subluxations or destructive osseous lesions are present. T11-12: Moderate narrowing of the disc and osteophytes. Schmorl's nodes are present. Right paracentral disc protrusion with mass effect on the right aspect of the cord. T12-L1, L1-2, and L2-3: Desiccated discs. Schmorl's nodes... (5 replies)
... If you have an MRI report, we'd be glad to interpret it for you and give our insights on surgery. ... (4 replies)
Cervical pain
May 2, 2011
... Your MRI shows the spinal canal problems but does it say anything about "foraminal" stenosis or narrowing? ... (9 replies)
CT scan
Feb 15, 2011
... C or S...rather than running straight up and down. The "dextro" before the term "scoliosis" refers to the direction of the curve. The part that is difficult to interpret is the moderate to severe...that encompasses quite a broad scope from being a small degree to, I would imagine, severe indicating a much larger degree of curve.. ... (1 replies)
... You need a neurosurgeon to speak with you. No patient is EVER expected to get the radiology report and interpret it themselves. ... (9 replies)
... Get a second opinion. The findings that you have posted do not seem serious enough to suggest you require fusion surgery. Perhaps there is something else that you have not posted. Still please get another opinion before you consider this drastic surgery. (4 replies)


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