MRI Findings, Appointment on Tuesday...what do you think they'll want to do?
I am a 48 year old woman with severe scoliosis and have been suffering with increasing back, rib, and hip for pain the last few months. I just got my MRI report back, and have an appointment with a spinal specialist on Tuesday. I'm wondering what kind of treatment the doctors will suggest?
If someone has the time, I'd appreciate your thought on this?
Thanks in advance!
1. Severe Scoliosis
2. Disc Dessication Noted Throughout Lumbar Spine. There is Disc Space Narrowing L1-2.
3. Disc Bulge Noted at L2-3. Remaining Levels in the Lumbar Spine Show Disc Herniations, Most Prominent Of Which Is Broad Based Left Posterolateral Herniation AT L4-5.
4. Bilateral Neuroforaminal Narrowing Noted Which Is Most Pronounced On Left At L4-5.
5. Sacral Perineural Cyst.
I'm really anxious about what the doctor's might suggest. I've been seen there before, so they have films to compare these to. The last time that I was there in the '90s they recommended PT, which was great. They have a really good department there. They said that I had a 50 curve and they didn't consider surgery at that point. It does feel like things have gone down hill since then, though. I'm having lots more pain...
Ok...I'll stop talking now....lol!
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