I've been having physiotherapy for bulging discs in my cervical spine along with aqua therapy, hospital style pilates and acupuncture. I'm on a levelled off dose of Gabapentin and I have to say, I'm doing really well neck wise.
More recently I had an MRI on my thoracic and lumber spine. I'm having severe pain in my lumber spine. When I went to see the spinal surgeon he explained that I had two slightly bulging discs in my lumber spine but nothing to worry about. Unlike before he didn't pull up the 3D image and I left feeling like I'd been short changed. When I visited my Neurologist last week he explained that they hadn't managed to get a decent image of the sacrum or tail bone because my muscles were probably going into spasm and that stops them getting a clear image. I asked if I should have another MRI and he said there was no point because it would probably not turn out a clear enough image for a diagnosis.
My lower back pain is getting worse regardless of the Gabapentin and conservative treatment. My saddle area goes through periods of complete numbness to acute pain where I can hardly walk. I've been having bladder problems for a while...I think I've finished peeing but when I stand up I carry on and I can go all day without feeling like I need to pee. This last week has been worse. I laughed at something and wet myself and I got out of bed one morning but didn't make it to the toilet.
I have a spinal surgeon and a neurologist who seems to have a lot of interest in my cervical spine and no interest in my lumber spine. I know my nerves are doing something (going wrong) and I do not want this to be permanent but who do I turn to? I believe I possibly have coccydynia but how can that be diagnosed if they can't see my images?