Ok for the last 30 some years I have had terrible back pain. I am 39 years old. As a child a doctor told my parents I had arthritis and at times was so bad I couldnt walk for days at a time. Never really done much with it my parents didnt believe in finding the problems.
Ok after many years of back pain I was injured on the job which caused even further back pain with just x-rays being done and meds and then go back to work. Years later I was injured again at work and was off work for 5 months and the orthopedic doctor at that time thought maybe I had ruptured a disc and so he decided to do an mri. The mri came out that there was no ruputured disc and he said the prolonged pain is not from the injury, But that there was something going on of which he did not tell me what was going on because workers comp was paying for the case.
Ok lets say about 5 years later i get down so bad that I cant hardly walk anymore the lower back was so bad that it would lock up on me after about 100 yards of walking. So the doc gets another mri and found i have arthritis and facet joint and disc deterioting disease (this is a pain clinic) at this point and now I egt to get the injections which did work for a few days at a time. And he has me on muscle relaxers and hydrocodin of which I cant stand that pill. The lady who done the mri showed me the pic;s after she done it and there was clearly an disc poking out as clear as day light. But when the video came to my doctor that pic was not on the disc. I have no clue what happen to it.
Ok the story continues I ask my doctor why they have not done my neck (mri) as there is a lot of pain in middle back pins and needles into my shoulder and neck area and lots of headaches that I have never had before. Matter fact the headaches never go away unless I take this darn vicodin. So he decides to set me up with another mri again after the tech was done she let me view the pic's and there is totally a disc protruding in the pic I await the results of this mri as I type this. I called today to get the mri disc and results and the lady told me they had to send the mri to get a second opinion. I feel as if they are tring to hide something from me. I might be wrong. Surely I cant have this much pain from arthritis. If you have an opinion feel free to email me. If there are any techs or doctors on here I will send you the mri pic's as I have them downloaded.