So 1st post on this forum (so please tell me if Im not doing something right), but I had a MRI last week and just got the results. The nurse told me that from L-5 to S-1 I have disc "issues" and that I needed to see an ortho./spine specialist again. Back story: I was in a bad car accident in Dec of 2007. I ended up w/ 2 ruptured discs in my neck and have since had those 2 removed and a fusion done w/ screws and brackets. Ive also had right knee surgery (still all b/c of this car accident) and have bee in and out of PT for some time now. I recently returned back to my primary care Dr. b/c my lower body was continuing to ache and Ive also still had issues w/ mobility and pain. They decided that a newer MRI was in order, and thats the one I just got the results from.
I know, all too well, about the cervical spine - but lumbar spine issues are new to me... any advice on the appt. w/ my spine Doc?