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Hi, little help here on this result.

stacieleighsstacieleigh Posts: 1
edited 01/09/2016 - 9:18 AM in New Member Introductions
I had a ct scan done of my lumbar and just gotten the result online and don't have an appt. until middle of February to discuss the result and get a diagnosis. Short history here, 36 yrs female, been dealing with hip problem for over 3 years and hip doctor referred me to spine doctor bc of tenderness in my lumbar on the left side, back didn't bother me, just very tender to the touch in that spot, but leg pain a lot, after the hip doctor did straight leg test on me, it aggravate it worse and been dealing with weird numbness, like really asleep numb and the pins and needle, esp strong ones, happens while I'm doing thing in my foot and lower leg and also pain. Not sleeping good anymore, the leg pain always wake me. My test result says this..............................
History- Radiculopathy

Multiaxial unenhanced imaging is obtained through the lumbar spine with
coronal and sagittal reconstructions.

There is a appearance suggesting a chronic spondylitic defect at L1 on
the left. There is an element of pseudoarthrosis at the spondylitic
defect which is best seen on the sagittal imaging #24 and the coronal
imaging #33.

The remainder of the imaging of the lumbar spine is unremarkable. The
disc spaces are well-maintained. The remainder of the facet joints are
normal. Good alignment is seen.

Unremarkable study of the lumbar spine with the exception of
the finding at L1 likely a chronic process.

Thank you for any help and any advice would be appreciated. :)

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Did your spine doctor order your test that you will review with him in February?

    It sounds very good to see spine specialist.

    My pain management/neurologist doctor did variety of testing on me.
    Different tests can show different things, so I was grateful for the tests, as each seemed to reveal something new.
    All that to say, one test may not give a full diagnosis....so hang in there.

    If you have not yet seen spine specialist, it good idea to bring your CD of test result so doctor can review for himself, instead of Doctor just reading the impression.
    There is a post on this site about preparing for doctor consultations that you may find helpful.
    You can find it by using the search on this site, upper right on page.

    Not sleeping well can accompany chronic pain. My specialist helps me with that also.

    Please keep us posted!
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