I had an MRI done in 2008 and it stated that I have mild bulging from L-5 through S-1. T11 and T12 mild broad based annulus. Multiple Chronic Schmorl's Nodes noted. I have been falling a lot due to my right leg going numb. I have been in severe pain for a couple of years, but the pain that I have been having in the last few Months is horrible. I had a fall on 10/1/2009 and ever since then it has been hard to walk due to the numbness and tingling in my right leg. I have severe pain from the middle to the lower portion of my back. I have some swelling in my lower back right above my tailbone and I also can not urinate at times. I had another MRI on 10/7/2009 and they called my with the results today, but I am not sure I understand.
They said that I have a bone collapsed above my tailbone. Bulges starting at L-4 through S-1. Narrowing of the spine and also some fluid in my back. I am not too sure what this means. According to the Dr. this MRI and the last one that I had do not show why I am in so much pain. Does anyone know what any of this means? I am in a lot of pain and have been since 2006, I just wish I knew what was going on.
Thanks for any help that you can offer. By the way I do not have the findings with me I have to pick them up tomorrow. The information that I provided above is what the MA told me on the phone. I do appreciate all opinions that are give. Thanks again!