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LadylakeLLadylake Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Fibromyalgia
I recently had an MRI thru KNI. It listed several things among them, partially conjoined right L5 and S1 nerve roots. I am having severe pain around the tail bone, buttocks, down legs into feet. My pa red the report and said this should not cause this much pain. From what I have read it can. Can I myself make my own appt., with the Kalamazoo spine institute??


  • I would follow up with a specialist. Often times things are missed on reports. I would get the films (cd etc) and try to get an appt with either a NS or OS (even a neurologist). And yes the L5/S1 stuff you describe could cause pain, but it may actuallt point to something else. A fellowship trained spine surgeon can get a lot more out of the mri than a pcp or a rediologist.

    Hang in there,

  • Your Family Dr. could send a referral to where you want to go to if you want to go to that particular hospital. But sounds like you need another opinion. Best wishes. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thanks for responding, they are now ordering a nerve conduction study. I tell you with the Fibromyalgia I am used to pain but like I said this is clearly different and makes it hard to be on my feet.
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