39 y.o. female who has had increasing sciatic left hip pain over the past 4 years. Also have severe plantar fasciitis in left foot, currently using stretching and $500 orthotics.
Had a bad pinched nerve in neck this past Winter after small MVA. Went to PT and had muscle relaxers pain meds. Neuropathy developed systemically. I have that creepy bugs on skin feeling on feet, legs, arms, hands - it's nutty.
Had Xray in early July of left hip and lumbar. Xray showed (didn't see report) to my GP that I had some arthritis and maybe a small issue with L4 and L5. So I got a non-contrast MRI on August 14.
MRI reads as follows (yes, I know no one can diagnose me or give medical advice, yadda yadda, but any direction would be nice) Side note, GP was fired by me yesterday when my left arm went completely numb, he couldn't see me because he was "booked". Went to ER and had head and neck CT to r/o stroke, et al. That was clear. ER Nurse pointed me to an excellent Internal Medicine doc with whom I have an appointment with in 3 days. My BP was 153/110. I do not have HBP usually. Related to pain?
L4-L5 there is evidence of annular tear and mild circumferential bulging of the disc. At L5-S1 there is mild circumferential bulging of the disc. Marrow signal (this was done w/o contrast) from the bones of the lumbar spine reveals some decreased fat. Findings suggest a hypercellular marrow and clinical correlation is recommended. Disc desiccation is noted at L4-L5 and L5-S1. The conus is intact.
4 major MVAs, carried a triplet pregnancy (and singleton), new to forum and scared