Re: What is edema of the endplate?
Ahh,i WAS a little too quick on that one huh? the biggest reason why someone would accumulate any sort of fluid in an area like yours would be from possible inflammation.its kind of part of the inflammatory response.this was my case as well.but there could be other things too that i am sure i just am not aware of,but ongoing(chronic) inflammation can very easily cause fluid to accumulate in an area.can you actually feel any heat changes over this particular area at all?sometimes in certain inflammatory responses,that inflammation can actually generate its own heat,it all depends on a bunch of different factors,but my knee was really really hot.some of that tho was the RSD,but once my knee surgery was done,that heat went down to about half of what it was pre op.just some thoughts.but this does need to be explained to you.
as far as being a huge or really dangerous problem?i wouldn't think so at this point,all this shows is marrow edema,just a little fluid accumulation for some reason.that hip pain can be stemming from your spine as well.glad they are doing an actual lumbar MRI.how old was the other MRI,and did it state anything about possible hip problems or are they thinking this is just an actual lumbar issue alone?please keep me posted on how things are going for you,K? good luck bi.marcia
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