Re: lower back injury and serious swelling
i would seriously want to know about just what 'finding' was found in the pelvis that "probably" is not significant??? if it was mentioned or seen by a radiologist,it would HAVE to be 'something',ya know what i mean? if they don't know what that finding actually was, theey DO or you just do need to actually find out,just so YOU know. honestly, if you were having any pain or problemw within that lower spine at all before you took that fall,it could have very easily created a much bigger issue if there was an actual underlying spinal problem present. it just brought it more to the surface? since things are still going on back tere and along withthat 'finding with the pelvis they don't seem to care about,i would be seriously speaking to your own primary doc about referring you for a full spinal MRI with a contrasting agent. it would not hurt to just check out that spinal with an order to also check out that right side at the pelvis too. at least this way you obtain a much more in depth 'look' into that whole area where you are simply having any real symptoms/pain. but you DO need to find out what the finding was all about. trust me, what any given doc,speeacialist,or even the radiologist deems "significant or not significant really comes down to that individual docs overall knowledge and experience with what YOU actually have going on or shows up as a 'finding'. not all specialists or rads are ceated equal, not by a long shot. unfortunetly i have found this crap out the very hard ways. just get that whole area checked so YOU know. hopefully things are just fine in there,but you wont truely know without that little 'looksee' into the body. please keep me posted as to what you find out.
oh, by the by here, if you have not yet done so, always always obtain your very own copy of ANY and ALL test results no matter what the test is? these are really needed espescially with most scans? unfortunely not all docs always will tell you about EVERY true hard finding in any real scan, only what 'they" find pertinent. and once again, that does come down to their very own levels of knowledge and experience. another thing i found out the hard way just having like 17 MRIs and other scans over the past ten years or so? sick but true unfortunetly for us patients. **
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.