My MRI really reads that there is several levels of "mild" protrusions, annular fissures, indentations, disc dehydration, blah blah blah.
Excruciating thigh, groin, hip and buttock pain - all day every day (except at night when sleeping, if I can fall asleep) - for the better part of 10 months.
All of this sounds so benign, but I have been in ongoing pain for almost one year. Today, I woke up with my left leg weak, numb and my left foot feels numb around the arch over the top of my foot. I have had ESI, PT, Chiro, massage, medication... if everything on the MRI is MILD how can I be feeling this way?
Also: What are High Intensity Zones? What do they signify?
I am going in to see my spine surgeon tomorrow (last time we met was in August before the ESI, and he just orderred a new MRI which shows no changes since then. However, read by two different radiologists...so nothing really sounds the same.
Any thoughts are very appreciated.
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