Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere, but on all of my MRIs it says that I have severe DDD on all levels of my lumbar (plus a bunch of other garbage). Does anyone know what the likelihood is of also having it in my neck or mid back? Should this be something that I need to get my GP to check into as a precautionary measure?
The reason I am asking is that the GP that I had in 2009 that sent me to get my original MRI on my low back for numbness in my legs and feet, he then put me under the care of a Neurosurgeon and I got the run-a-round from him (neuro). Then after a year or so of nothing but aggravation I went back to my GP to get a referral to another Neuro but come to find out, my GP had moved out of state to better himself and expand his field, so I went without a GP until this year. I did find my current neuro on my own though and am pleased with him.
So, if I do need to address this concern with my new GP, how would I go about it? Just put it out there and be like - Hey dude, let's check this!?!? Or is this something that I need to take up with my current neuro?
Any advise would be awesome...
5 MRIs since 2010 | Severe DDD throughout entire Lumbar Region | Facet Arthrosis throughout | Spinal Canal Stenosis | Herniation L4/L5 | Broad - Based Bulging L1/L2, L2/3, L3/L4 - but still kicking - just not very high.