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Old 03-05-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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I was in a car accident last June. The first ortho said he couldn't do anything for me. The MRI report basically says:

The lumbar spine is normally aligned, and the disc spaces are normal in height. There is disc degeneration at L4-5 with a small left forainal disc herniation/protrusion which likely compresses the exiting L4 nerve root and also appears to contain a tiny annular tear. The remaining disc spaces are normal. There is no evidence of a fracture or bone contusion/edema. Facet and sacroiliac joints are unremarkable. The conus medullaris and the roots of the cauda equina are normal.

At C4-5, There is prominent broad-based disc/osteophyte complex, worse at the posterolateral corners, resulting in bilateral moderate to severe foraminal stenosis at this level. There is borderline central canal stenosis as well.

At C5-6, There is focal central disc/osteophyte complex which minimally indents the cord centrally. There is mild left foraminal stenosis. The right foramen is wedely patent.

At C6-7, There is mild broad-based disc/osteophyte complex with focal prominence at the left posterolateral corner resulting in mild to moderate left foraminal stnosis. The right foramen is widely patent. No central canal stenosis is noted.

After physical therapy I got to the point where I had severe siatic (sp?) pain going from neck down the spine, in the legs and ankles and down through my pelvic area, couldn't walk and the numbness and weakness set in. I was sent to PM and received three epidural shots. The first shot helped for a month, the second lasted a month and the third lasted two days and it was after the third that my neck has been my predominant area of pain.

My pain management doctor sent me to a new doctor since I refused to go back to the first one. He was the first one to do a complete exam on me and seems to want to help. (His specialty is necks) He disagrees with the initial MRI reports and says my neck is worse. He has scheduled a ct-mylogram of my neck and my back.

I wanted to know if anyone on this board has experienced severe pain in the pelvic area. This whole thing is stumping the doctors. I also felt this pain with each epidural and thought I would jump off the table with each shot.

Any help would be appreciated.

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