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momo3434mmomo3434 Posts: 1
edited 10/02/2015 - 8:37 PM in Lower Back Pain
hello im a 27 year old female. i just had my MRI on the 21st of september, i fought for my dr to even give me one.
first off about 3 months ago i was pulling a bunch of weight on a pallet jack ,about 2500 pounds, and my wheel came off. ever since then my lower back hurtsand i feel as if im squashed. sometimes ill have pain shoot down my legs, sometimes just one or just my lower back on either side, i have trouble sitting, and a horrible time trying to sleep. 5 years ago i was in a car wreck and broke my pelvic bone completely in half, and my l4 l5 l5s1 vertbra, i dont know if this was the cause or my accident at work. please help.
my MRI was read and the results are:

MRI without contrast obtained without prior for comparison. Alignment is anatomic. There is old vertically oriented fracture of the S1 vertebral body, without marrow edema. There is disc desiccation and loss of height at L5-S1. Conus terminates normally at L1. L4-5: Small central disc herniation resulting in minimal central canal stenosis. No foraminal stenosis. L5-S1: Diffuse disc bulge and relatively small superimposed central/left paracentral inferiorly migrating disc herniation as well as facet hypertrophy resulting in mild central canal stenosis and mild right foraminal stenosis. Otherwise no central canal or foraminal stenosis is present.

my dr says its all in my head. and that me being over weight is my problem. i have been goin to physical therapy for 3 months with no help. i know im over weight, but i hurt myself. please tell me ur thoughts.


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