Hi all, I was wondering if I could get some feedback from you. I was crushed at work by a fork-lift back in November of 2008. I fractured my pelvic in 2 spots. I was in the hospital for a week and have been home off work since. To make a ling storage short I have been through the system. I had an emg, ct scan, and recently an mri. Since this is a workers comp case, I worry that the doctors are trying to help the insurance company out, more than they are wanting to help me. I went to an orthopedic surgeon, then a neurogist, and then back to an orthopedic, and through the whole process I have been seeing my own physician on my own dime. All the workers comp doctors say that I am fine and no worries. I went today to my own physician with the results from the mri, that the other doctors already made their judgement on. My doctor says that I have a protruding disc that is pinching my nerve and he understands why I'm in so much pain. The results from the mri say that I have a "Broad-based right asymmetric L-5-S-1 disc protrusion, with evidence of annular fissuring. No significant canal or foraminal narrowing.
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There is a small, 4 mm oval enhancing focus identified on the postcontrast images. This is best seen on image 11 of 18 of sagittal postcontrasted series, posterior to the T-11 vertebral body to the right of midline. While this could represent volume averaging through a dorsal root ganglia, a small nerve sheath tumor cannot definitely ruled out. If it is felt to be clinically indicated, the patient can be brought back for thinner dedicaed sections through this region for further evaluation.
Sorry for all the mumbo jumbo. I just don't get how I can be in so much pain still and all these so-called specialist say I don't have any problem, just need some PT cause I haven't used these muscles, and then on the other hand my physician, who has no one interest but mine say I am injured. Doesn't make any sense to me.