just an update... had my mri yesterday, way less stressful than i expected, i fell asleep and got a half hour power nap. i have the cd of pictures and being curious i looked at them... darn it now i have to be paitient and wait to hear what the dr says they show. looks to me like a bulging disk and the next disk down is herniated (both are past the bone and into the spinal canal, way further than the rest) but i really have no training or much knowledge so its just me being curious lol! i hate waiting!View Thread
my pain management dr is a big promoter of injections for facet joints, but what im reading is it can be a good fix, or a completely awful disaster! so im asking for your experiences and thoughts. also, how do you know if the practitioner is good at doing them, etc. it sounds like thats thekey to a good experience.View Thread
the pm dr believes its facet joint pain as opposed to sciatica. we will be scheduling an mri later today. im still a bit frustrated at their refusal ti increase my norco, but whatever, i will just be sore part of the time! so now i have an mri to look forward to, but at least maybe ill fwt relief!View Thread
at this point ive just seen my pcp, but i think my next step is going to be my pain management doctor. my family keeps saying im crazy to worry about it, but id like to know Why this keeps happening, and get a real diagnosis other than "sciatica" which seems like a very general dx. at least id like to know what vertebraes are the problem, or if its nerve roots or what. the chiro of course told me all kinds of problems (tilted pelvis making ohe leg shorter, curves in my spine whre theere shouldnt be, and none where there shouuld be, some possible stenosis and degeneration which he said was bad for my age) but honestly id like to hear it from an md.View Thread
hi everybody, usually i hang out in the fibro rm but i need your knowledge now... i have problems with sciatica... have had it nine times now and im only 29. this time, my left butt cheek is numb! for like five or six inches across my cheek and up 2-3 inches from my crack up! no one has figured out why i get it so often, chiro says tilted pelvis messes with my si joint? wish i could get a dr to take me seriously, and give me a reason tis happens to me! anyways, is the numbness from the sciatica or should i be more worried?View Thread
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