Hey everybody I made a trip to the Cleveland Clinic this past Friday to a pain management doctor. It turns out the doctor I saw (edit) is one of the most well known pain management doctors in the world...and I definitely agree!
I brought my MRI that all my other doctors said showed nothing and guess what? He found something! My L5 is completely black with a white spec on it. My last doctor said, well this is abnormally dark but it doesn't mean anything. Well my new doctor thinks I have a fissure in my L5 and is having me do a discogram, which is what I asked my last doctor about and he yelled at me saying absolutely not (It was the same guy that told me I was faking it.) He was the first doctor I've had the explained why someone so young could have back pain. He said that usually when kids are 14 or 15 and they fall or something and get a fissure they usually start showing symptoms in their 20s. It makes so much sense because I fell all the time when I played soccer as a teenager.
The doctor was so funny. He kept looking at my charts and yelling why have you not had a discogram?! And then he looked at the names of my previous doctors and said they don't know what they're talking about. He was so eccentric and knowledgeable. He explained every thing to me in detail and kept citing recent medical journals and different things that are going on all over the world regarding low back pain.
Ok so here's the deal. After the discogram (if he shows what he think it will) he wants me to have a biacuplasty. Anyone heard of it? It's a new procedure in its early stages but so far they have had great success rates.
Well, let me know if any of you have heard of biacuplasty, edit, or have any information or advice on discograms.
Edited by tamtam doctors names not permitted on spine-health.