Well, I went for an MRI of my brain and lumbar spine last week. The brain MRI was to check for lesions, to ensure I didn't have MS, as my sister does. No lesions found (and yes, I do have a brain lol!!) As for my lumbar spine, they saw moderate DDD at L4/L5, but nothing much else. So, the pm figures the pain there is coming from the joints, and once he gets my neck settled, is going to start with facet joint injections at that level, too (I'm about to go for my 2nd set at C5/6 and C6/7). I just can't believe that I have all this pain, and nothing shows as to why. My legs and feet and toes go numb (I do have other issues with my left leg though), not to mention my arms and hands, and the sciatic pain is unreal somedays. It takes about 15 minutes of stretching before I can even roll out of bed most days, and I mean roll literally, because everything is so stiff and painful. I just wish I knew what it is that's causing all of this!! But it isn't MS, which is good news.
APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own