Re: Will physical therapy help?
I agree with Myofascial. You cannot properly treat a problem not even knowing the cause. You are going through the same thing I JUST went through. Yes I think you should either go to a dif. doc or insist on a new MRI with contrast. I just started seeing a PM doc who was recommended to me by several people. I have had back and leg problems that have slowly gotten worse the past 2 years, I had an MRI, no contrast, 2 years ago, it showed DDD, and facet arthritis, and I was told by one doc stenosis, and a few other docs claimed I didn't have stenosis. This didn't make sense to me, as the epidurals I received for the ( stenosis I supposedly didn't have ) worked wonders! Even after numerous tests and ultrsounds on both legs, nobody was sure of the cause of the leg cramps that have been getting worse, one side more so. My new PM doc listened to my history very well, checked me over very well, then ordered a new MRI w/ contrast, an ultrasound on my legs again, and it was found I have, along with the facet arthritis, bulging disks and one is pinching a nerve, ( on the side I happen to have way more symptoms ) and she compared this new MRI with the old one, and said the old one did not show the bulging discs and pinched nerve, which would finally explain all my symptoms. I am now getting the proper treatment since they know the cause. Wish they had done this a long time ago.