Monday, February 16, 2009

MRI Results

It's official. I have a herniated disk, or two. There is definitely a herniated disk between L4 and L5. There may be one between L2 & L3, but because I had a regular MRI, not one with contrast, they're not sure. It may be a schwannoma, issues with too much tissue and the mylon sheath. The next step is to see a neurosurgeon. That doesn't mean I have to have surgery. Physical therapy may be the sole way to go. I can hope anyway! Now we have to get approval to see the neurosurgeon. That'll take a while! Tomorrow I have to see the state doctor. At least now I have something to show him. See-my back IS messed up!

2 comments:

Steph said...

Although it doesn't help the pain, it is nice to know what is wrong with your back. I will keep my fingers crossed for physical therapy as the treatment.

Bill Denbrough said...

You have my sympathy. I have a bulging disc at my S1 which is painful enough to deal with, I'm sure yours is worse. Hope you feel better.