Hello Everyone! I am a 41yr old female who has suffered back pain since i was 16, severe muscle spasms,bursitis in right shoulder and now finally a doctor who cares and doesn't tell me to buck up and deal with it has figured out i have fibromyalgia as well, sent me to spine surgeon who had mri's done. Neither had really said what causes my pain but that i need pain management not surgery. reading mri reports has me confused as heck. so here goes and any help is greatly appreciated because im ready to blow a gasket...
prominence of epidural fat at L5 and S1
partially degenerated disc at T7-T8 w/about 2-3mm central disc protrusion not compromising canal
3mm central and left parasagittal protrusion at T10-T11, no compromise canal
2 mm spurs left parasagittal at T11-T12
3 mm broad based central protrusion at 5-C6
3 mm central and slightly left parasagittal protrusion at C6-C7 (minimal disc disease process at C5-C6 & C6-C7)
minimal disc disease process at T7-T8 & T10-T11 also minute spurring T11-T12
Again thank you for help. I know I'm not crazy and my pain is real but this stuff makes me think i am crazy because it keeps saying minimal. le sigh.