I've been reading through an old medical report of mine and came across terms that I hadn't noticed before.
The report goes back to Sept 2002 and states MRI reported as normal with the exception of degeneration at L4/L5 level with a DISC BULGE INDENTING THE SPINAL THECA.
Another MRI in May 2005 states MODERATE DISC DEHYDRATION AT L4/L5 LEVEL WITH MULTI LEVEL MODERATE DEGENERATION OF FACET JOINTS AND A BROAD BASED DISC BULGE.THERE WAS A PROMINENT CENTRAL CANAL AT THE T11 LEVEL.
Now in February 2009 I had an epidural to try and control my pain based on MRI's dating back to these dates and has made my pain treble in intensity.
I have a doctors appointment on May 28th and I suppose my question is..."what should I be asking the doctor and should I be insisting on another MRI?"
If anyone can explain these medical terms to me I'd be very grateful.