I have seen a spine specialist who has told me, that everything is fine, but my SI joint is possibly inflamed and my insurance will not cover a steroid injection. Here are my MRI results:
FINDINGS: There is anatomic sagittal spine alignment. Vertebral body heights are maintained. Marrow signal is within normal limits.
There are prominent endplate deformities consistent with Schmorl's nodes seen throughout the lumbar spine. This suggests Scheuermann's disease. (Spine specialist says I do not have this disease)
The distal spinal cord, the conus, and the cauda equina have normal conformation and normal intrinsic signal. The nerve roots of the cauda equina are distributed evenly with no apparent adhesions or masses.
L1-L2: No significant canal or foraminal stenosis.
L2-L3: No significant canal or foraminal stenosis.
L3-L4: Mild facet arthropathy. No significant canal or foraminal stenosis.
L4-L5: No significant canal stenosis. Mild facet arthropathy with mild bilateral foraminal stenosis.
L5-S1: No significant canal or foraminal stenosis.
Included soft tissues are unremarkable in appearance.
IMPRESSION: Endplate deformities suggesting Scheuermann's disease. No significant canal stenosis. Mild foraminal stenosis as discusses above.
I am a 24 yr old female and began having leg pain a year ago after a fall. I had hip surgery to clean up torn cartilage and to have born spurs shaven down. I was still experiencing leg pain associated with a pinched nerve after surgery and the MRI was ordered. My local gp and spine specialist are telling me my increasing pain in my back and continuing leg pain are non existent. I don't know what to do. I can't do more than maybe 15 minutes of cleaning up after my children before I'm in tears. I've tried every prescription anti inflammatory and over the counter, to no avail. I can't take it anymore and am now suffering from severe depression because my doctors don't believe me. I hope someone can help me out. Thank you! Lora