Black discs in an MRI?!?!?!
I looked them up last night and it said that's the final stage of degeneration. Well, I went to a neurosurgeon yesterday and she said this level of degeneration is much more common in some one much older, in their late 60s-70s, I am 32 (I remember!)...Also that the arthritis was very far advanced and it had to be because of STRESS!!!! She won't operate, wants me to learn better coping mechanisms (I have her coping mechanism right here) and keep getting steroid shots even though they only help for brief periods of time!
I am BEYOND infuriated...This was through the university medical system so it isn't my only option, but there were ZERO black discs on the MRI I had 3-4 years ago. Am I wrong to be upset and am I crazy or is this bad?
I am tired of spending weeks in bed, not sleeping, not eating and crying constantly. I am speaking to my lawyer this week to see what else we can do since the insurance company APPEALED an 11-1 jury verdict!! I am about to write a book, I swear!! Any other opinions? I thought black discs sounded terrible.
P.S. She said that I DID need surgery, just to wait as long as possible because I'm so young. I called a doctor friend of mine last night and he said BS, he was 22 when they operated on his back!