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Lower back pain, no damage to spine

jewel5jjewel5 Posts: 2
edited 05/05/2015 - 5:28 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all,

I have not long been home from receiving my MRI results, the Doctor said my spine looked fine, nothing wrong with it, and has left me wondering why I'm in pain, he did say it could be nerve pain or sciatic nerve but it doesn't really match up, so my injury occurred when playing roller derby, I fell straight on my behind on a bit of an angle leaning back, I had pins and needles down legs for two weeks and my butt goes numb when I sit still, it's been nearly a year next month since it happened, currently my pain is more to the right side above my bottom, a constant pain that can move to the left at times, occasionally I do get some pain down my leg more right than left, but not very often, it's so debilitating I don't know what to do, he has sent me to a pain management service, it hurts when I'm standing for too long, or sitting, and even lying in bed trying to go to sleep, can anyone help me please?

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Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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  • jewel5jjewel5 Posts: 2
    edited 05/06/2015 - 2:02 AM
    I'm not too sure on what it means but here's a couple of things that I'm not sure about,
    Mild symphysis pubis Irregularity.?
    Left posterior iliac crest small?
    Well defined 5mm marrow lesion?
    They did not do the Sagittal sacral imaging and doctor said, he will do if need be?
    Can someone please help :)
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