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Good Results from a recent MRI

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Matters of the Heart
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
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • Good to hear. Not often we get news that isn't 'bad' here at spine-health, so when we do, it's *really good to hear, and it almost feels like a break today.

  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    I am glad to hear the good news regarding your mri results Ron, I hope your hip x-ray is also encouraging


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Ron! Always nice to have a clean MRI :-)
    I hope all is good with hip as well!
    Also hoping the flare ups are down!
  • Ron,

    Congrats for your good news! I'm sure that lifted your day for sure, I know it would if it were me. Good for you!!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    Good news, I've been suffering from a major pain flare that won't go away. And some pretty heavy depression. So I understand why you haven't felt like logging on.
    I hope your x ray is also good news!
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I am thrilled you have good news and if it's OK I will borrow it and pretend it's mine too lol ;)

    But seriously this is great!! :)

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • Ron, That's good news for a spiney with your history! That gives you more time to enjoy life within your limits to remain surgery free for the time being! That is good news for sure! Take care!

  • I empathize with hip problems. Hope things work out for you in that area. And best wishes on your back situation as well.

  • Good news is always great to hear! I'm happy that you're happy, and I hope that the conservative methods will take care of that herniation. Take care and enjoy!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
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