I have a slipped disc between L-4 and L-5 and a chipped disc in my neck that is pinching a nerve that controls my right arm. I have also been diagnosed with RSD (although the pain management doc was not convinced even though a neurologist diagnosed me)but I have burning down both legs that is unbearable which causes me to take neurontin. Even with all of this what keeps me awake all night and hurts throughout the day is pain in between my shoulders...I had an MRI (no contrast) this is what it read:
"The alignment is anatomic. The thoracic kyphotic curvature is maintained. The marrow signal is normal throughout the study. Small Schmorl's nodes are evident about the level of T11/T12. Neither of these Schmorl's nodes is edematous, The disc is slightly desiccated and there is a slight diffuse disc bulge which does not produce neural formina or spinal canal narrowing. A tiny nonedematious Schmorl's node affects the inferior endplate of T7 as well. the adjacent disc is slightly desiccated but there is no significant disc bulge or protrusion. The facet joints appeared normal. There is no evidence of a destructive osseous lesion or other worrisome findings. There is no evidence of spinal canal stenosis. Mild degenerate disc disease is detected."
I cant stand when doctors tell you that the pain you feel is not there. If I was playing the pain card I might as well use an injury in which he acknowledges. The pain is HORRIBLE. He never broke this MRI down and I was hoping somebody could? or maybe somebody else is going through the same thing. I was told by one radiologist that I had spinal stenosis when reading my lumbar spine MRI. Then I was told I did not by another....Anyone else irritated?