Hi everyone. My name is Jenn I am / was a teacher from PA until recently injured on the job. Tripped over foot of swing and twisted awkwardly. Having sever pain in lower back and down right leg and into right and left backside. Seen Dr. 3 days after incident due to legs going numb. CT scan revealed 3 minimally diffuse bulging disk at L3,L4, L5 causing some flattening of thecal sac and showing minimal hypertrophic facet changes.
Ive been on Muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory, pain meds, and have had first of 3 epidurals completed. Still in pain.
Had MRI done yesterday and received results today and to my surprise it shows .....NOTHING
THere is no fracture or subluxation. Disc space height and signal preserved. Marrow signal unremarkable. No finding of disc herniation, bulging annulus, or spinal stenosis. No facet hypertrophy, lateral recess narrowing or foraminal narrowing.
IMPRESSION- No abnormal MR findings.
I am in soo much pain that I am unable to walk normally, bend over or anything. Pain is still radiating down leg.
There has to be something there so why did MRI show nothing.