I know it's not here.
I'm a 61 yr old female w/ long term back pain that became much worse over the past year.
I saw the orthopedic and wasn't impressed with his explanation of my situation. He hadn't even looked at my MRI until I showed up. I know this because the day after my MRI I called and asked if I should drop it off. I was told, he would get his own. I reminded them I was told to bring it down. No, he will have one.
I go to my appointment which is 3 weeks after MRI. The nurse said, I'll take the MRI. I explained I didn't have it and what I was told. Luckily we live close enough we hopped in the car and drove a couple of miles to our house.
I felt he was winging things as he told me the results. I don't think he ever used words to describe the parts he talked about.
He would point to something and say, this should be thicker and whitish, this here is blocking nerves. When I saw him 3 weeks ago he did an ex-ray. He asked if anyone told me I had a fracture. I told him no. He said I did have a fracture and showed it to me. I asked him about the fracture. He said you don't have a fracture. See, it would stand out in white. I then reminded him he told me I had a fracture. He showed me on ex-ray. His explanation, it must have been old.
In the end he suggested epidurals. Not much in the way of exercise. I asked if I could use my treadmill, he said no.
I came home and tried to understand my MRI. I'm not really getting anywhere. I want to know what the different diagnosis mean and what I should do to improve my back and things I should stay away from.
I think Doctors should sit with you and go right down the list and explain what each one mean.
So, is there a site that I haven't found with my googling that will explain what my MRI means to me?