Re: MRI advice please
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I'm reading that your L5-S1 has a bulge or herniation that is impinging on the nerve that is just to the right of the disc.
I've been seeing an ortho surgeon for 2 years now, and have gone from feeling 85 to feeling 35-45 (had an IDET last summer). If you do see one, PLEASE try to find the best in the region. It's worth the extra money! A neuro surgeon on staff OR an ortho who works on trauma/sports related problems tend to understand the intertwining of bones and nerves.
Each patient needs to ensure that their dr. is tailoring their efforts to their specific problem. So, don't be afraid to tell them of your concerns and push them into properly diagnosing and treating your pain.
Hope this helps, and keep us posted...
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13