I went to a new physical medicine doctor and had a thoracic and lumbar MRI. I have only had Xrays since last January. My back, waist, ribs, hips, groin, leg pain is severe, and my legs/feet are numb, and my left leg is still weak since my fusion 13 months ago. I have exaggerated reflex in my lower extremities also.
My MRI were, for lack of a better word, inconclusive.
I have two bulging thoracic disks with significant arthritic changes to T5 and T8 vertebrae. Also am bulging at L3-4 and L5-S1. My fusion is L4-5. My Dr. said that he could not see any nerve compression. How can that be, I ask myself, when my feet are solidly numb. No answers. He is referring me to another doctor for medical management (meds), and the status of my fusion back to my surgeon. The fusion site doesn't look mature, but I am having my surgeon look at the MRI tomorrow.
I've been wearing my bone stimulator since June, and my surgeon has placed PT on hold until we see more fusion. I am so ready to get back to PT.
Does this sound like familiar? Almost like a broken record. Sorry for the long post...I will press on, just a little direction would be nice. I've always been a planner...just give me a plan and I'm good to go!!!
Merry Christmas, everyone!!