Re: Could use suggestions on diagnostic possibilities.
Dear hawest, From what i have read i think it is unlikely that he has the same condition that i have because it is almost always caused by a foreign substance entering the arachnoid membrane or meninges during an invasive spine surgery or test & he had the severe back pain before the myelogram & a single ESI. However, there is a classic sign that is considered a hallmark in the condition, adhesive arachnoiditis, that is on the MRI report & it is "clumping of nerve roots" . I had 4 back surgeries, CSF leaks, dural grafts, esi's, old oily dye myelogram that caused it but i was never told my MRI results that showed it from 1988 to 2012, so i now get a copy for myself of any tests. I had chronic pain for 24 years undiagnosed so i understand some of what he is going through & i have found that trust between a patient & dr is so very valuable & developed over time & i can understand how difficult it would be if the dr kept releasing me... heartbreaking. Your fiancee is so young i will pray for him to be diagnosed & until then for him to have his pain relieved. God bless you both.
Last edited by gmak; 01-31-2013 at 10:45 PM.