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previous fusion-recent serious twist and fall-now in major pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in New Member Introductions
I'm new here. I had a fusion from L-4 to S-1 in 2006. Last night I got my foot stuck on something and twisted my whole left leg and hip as I fell. I felt a pop and thought I dislocated my hip. I couldn't move without screaming in pain. I have a high tolerance to pain and this was as bad as after my back surgery.
Well, the ER dr. said I didn't dislocate anything or break anything. They did do an x-ray and ct scan. I was sent home with meds and a presc. for an mri (I'll get those results tomorrow). I can somewhat walk, can't bend my leg without shooting pain in the back of my thigh and butt cheek. If I tore a muscle or something... would that show in an mri? what type of damage could they find (that they couldn't with the x-ray and ct) with the MRI? I am so scared this is going to turn into a surgery situation.
thanks for listening and any responses


  • shows soft tissue. Xray shows bone. I am so sorry that this happened to you but try not to worry too much about it until you get your results. Maybe it is something that will heal on its own. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please try and relax until you get your MRI results and you give yourself some time to heal. I) that may be all you need. good luck and please keep us posted. by the way, we have someone else named LadyBug here! Jenny :)
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