I know I haven't been logged on as frequently as I normally am. You know, flare up times, gotta lay low for a bit.
My doctor sent me for a new MRI to see if there have been any major changes since my last Lumbar one in 2007. We did a without contrast and with contrast MRI. I just got off the phone with my doctor. She told me that there wasn't any major change since the last one, but besides the bulge at L4/L5 (small, but there for almost 10 years now), there was some indication that L5/S1 was pressing down causing some nerve irritation. But again, with all my previous surgeries, all we are looking for are conservative treatments to handle this.
Still waiting on the X-Ray report on my left hip. Again, my doctor always covers all bases and based on my last X-Ray of my hip (2009) and the fact that I was loaded with Arthritis in my shoulders for a number of years, she wanted to see how much the Arthritis has continued. Her initial report was , well, it has been increasing, but it doesnt appear to be as rapidly as it did in my shoulders.
So, overall, I am very happy and content with the results.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences