Been having back pain for over a year now. Had an accident a few years ago, no problems afterwards until a little over a year ago. Can lift heavy objects without a problem but strenuous activities and staying in a fixed position for a prolonged period of time are excruciating. Here are the results from my MRI. Also have the imaging if I can figure out how to post a picture.
Schmorl's node is seen within the anterior-superior L2 vertebral body endplate. No acute marrow edema.
L4-5 Shallow annular bulge and mild degenerative change of facets. No stenosis.
L5 S1 - Shallow annular bulge. No stenosis.
Impression: No disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or neural foraminal stenosis. No significant degenerative change.
Doctor says there's nothing wrong with my back. I responded with the question of "Well why am I hurting then?" He said see an orthopedic. What should I expect? Any help?