Hi to all!
This is my first time posting so bear with me...My back pain started after I had a nasty fall down the stairs @ home-I broke my ankle & @ the time figured I would heal and get back to normal life. Pain started out in the low back & I went to accupuncturist for treatment he helped a lot & the pain was manageable-Dec. of 2007 I was shampooing my carpet & was suddenly in severe pain that landed me in Hosp.
w/morphine injection & sent home with the usual muscle relaxers/steroids-Since 2007 I have been diagnosed with scoliosis(mild),spondylosis,facet arthropathy,mild/moderate disk degeneration @ multiple sites,multiple disk bulges,hemangioma @L5-Over
the last six weeks the pain started to get so bad that I couldn't walk & driving has been excrutiating. I just had an MRI done on Thursday & report said "change in the appearance of the marrow signal of the L2 vertebra & also new abnormal signal involving the sacrum & iliac bones" He goes on to say "The latter looks like some sort of sacroiliitis but does not involve the joint space themselves" He also noted a change in my L2 vertebra & sent me for a bone scan yesterday to rule out "metastatic disease" So I got the results from the scan today & now he completely changes his finding to say "NO abnormal uptake in the sacrum/SI Joints" and then he says that the abnormal MRI was probably from "blood forming marrow in these regions" In addition he now says I have "increased activity in the right side of the T10 and L2" He ends all this with a reccomendation for an X-RAY!!!
Has anyone had this happen? Is this common for them to misread an MRI? What about the blood forming? I am so tired of not knowing what is really causing the pain & scared that they aren't going to be able to help-What are your thoughts about second opinions? He didn't evan comment on my hemangioma @ the L5 (non-cancer tumor) and now I have to go talk to my FNP who keeps telling me to take my vicodin & steroids! I am so sick of it!!! Please any help/advice would be so much appreciated! Thank You