[QUOTE=maltluver;4784034]Hi, and welcome to the board. Your MRI is basically negative for any nerve impingement even tho your symptoms are that of pinched nerves. Have you seen an orthopedic spine specialist or a neurosurgeon (who has a fellowship in the treatment of spinal problems)? If you haven't, you need to do that as soon as possible. Be sure the dr. specializes in the spine and does no other kinds of surgery! That's very important. And do take your MRI results with you.
The doctor may see something that was not seen by the radiologist who read your films. If not, he may order either an MRI or a ct scan with contrast which will better show any nerve involvement.
If no nerve damage is taking place, try to make surgery your very last option. Once done, you can never go back, so you need to make sure that you try everything possible before going to the OR. On the other hand, if it is discovered that you do have nerves being compressed, then you don't want to wait too long as those nerves can become permanently damaged.
Best of luck to you. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
Thanks for responding.
The MRI I have had in the past did show compession that was causing the nerve pain. So I'm unsure how it shows none now yet still have the pain. I've tried everything from pt to injections. Nothing helps and its only gotten worse. A previous surgeon 4 yrs ago said he would do surgery after trying everything which I have many times. I want surgery. Get it done with. I know I am having siatic pain. Even pinches. Even tingling around my legs and toes. There is obvously compression. Ugh. Thanks for y9our help