Hi everyone I will try to make a long story short. I am a 35 year old navy wife. I am in the military health"care" system. 3 years ago they found I had spondylosis and scoliosis in my lumbar. The rheumatolgist sent me for a bone scan and only my lumbar region lit up. I was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia due to constant leg and arm pain. Well this past october I had a major flare.of.neuro issues.walking has become a real chore. Neuro suspected ms brain scan only showed one small lesion so we moved on to spine. C and t . I have never had an mri of my lumbar and have never seen a report. So a few days ago I go to my neuro and he says well your neck is a mess your going to have real problems but good news is no ms. He shows me the that I have kyphosis in my cervical but says your spinal cord looks good. So he says let's try uping your meds and I will see you in 3 months. Prints out his report and sends me on my way.
I used to like him because he was the only person to actually give me the reports. That was until I got in my car and read this : cervical mri images demonstrate reversal of normal lordotic curvature at the c4-5 c5-6 levels with significant disc disease involving c3-4,c4-5 and c5-6. There is significant signal loss and height loss cervical spondylosis is noted. Slightly decreased t1 signal intensity involving c5 and c6
C3-4 level demonstrates mild diffuse disc bulge with marginal irregularities
C4-5 level demonstrates mild diffuse disc bulge with moderate right sided broad based herniation and moderate to severe neural forminal stenosis.
C5-6 level same as above but with an annular tear as well.
Im not asking to decode this I have done this myself. I took this to my primary care the next day demanding care and furious that my neuro just kind of blew it of like sucks to be you. My primary said its not my problem your spines degenerating we can't stop it what exactly do you want us to do. So I am getting a patient advocate. My question to you good people is am I blowing this out of proportion? I feel like its very reasonable that I don't even have fibromyalgia and my muscles are just compensating for my spine because lord knows what's actually wrong with my lumbar. Anyways vent over. As you can tell I am bitter and I am afraid because of that Im making a problem out of nothing.