I was just trying to research some info online and found this site. Looks like a good place to find out if anyone else has had the same issues I’ve had. I’m a disabled veteran so I go the VA for my health care and have to be very proactive to get any results.
I would like to hear from anyone who has had an upright MRI and found that the findings were different from a regular MRI where you’re lying down. I’ve been asking the VA about this and they say that it won’t make any difference even though they tell me I should be walking with 2 canes/crutches to take the load off of my spine. Yet my MRI findings are minimal at best and they cannot give me a definitive answer for all of my symptoms.
I had a 1200 lbs object fall on me and suffered compression fractures of 9 vertebra. I have Schmorl’s nodes at every level. With several bulging discs, trauma induced scoliosis, twisting at L4-L5, and some kind of blood related tumor on the spine. Right leg sciatica, chest pains, pins and needles in both legs and arms along with fecal leakage and horrendous headaches.
Any info would be greatly appreciated and if you’re reading this I hope you’re having a good day.