Hello everyone! My name is Angela and I'm 29 years old. My story is the same as everyone else. I have been dealing with acute and chronic low back pain for several years. I've been in and out of the ER for flare ups of pain. Last year on the 4th of July, it got so bad that I could barely move. I went to the ER (again) and finally the doctor ordered a CT scan which showed I have two herniated discs (one is pretty severe the other is mild) and he told me I have degenerative disc disease as well as sciatica. He recommended that my doctor should send me for an MRI asap. Well my doctor doesnt agree and only orders pain pills and ibuprofen for me and sends me to PT. She told me that at this point, there is nothing more to be shown through an MRI than what she can already see on my CT scan. Is this true? I cant help but wonder if she is just putting me off for some reason. I'm so tired of this constant pain and feel frustrated like I am going to just have to deal with this forever. The other thing is that this issue was not brought about by any accident or injury (that I'm aware of anyway). Can an MRI be anymore helpful to getting better treatment than a CT scan? Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice AngelaView Thread
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