I wrote this in the fibro section and thought I'd post it here too to get info from this board.
In Feb I was in bad shape again and went to a rheumy (one that I went to before and didn't really like- but the other one is too far for me to drive, he seemed much better this time.) Well he had me do some tests and now I just got copies from the radiology dept and am confused. So far in the past two years I've been told (by the radiologist and other drs) that I have minor spina bifida, OA in my lumbar spine and now the last tests are showing mild lateral scoliosis, narrowing of the left SI joint, bilateral erosion and sclerosis bilaterally. No cysts or lesions in the area though. I'm waiting to talk to the dr about
my blood tests because the lab won't give them to me. I got copies from radiology to give to my pain Dr.
Well I now can see why my lower back hurts all the time!!
I'm trying to get into the rhuemy early since I don't see him for another 3 weeks. I'll have to wait to see what he says.
he was testing for sacroiliitis (sp) and testing the blood for I believe the same. I go to the pain dr on friday but I don't think he'll want to tell me what this means since another dr ordered it. But I'm very good at communicating between my drs since they only seem to talk to the GP not each other.
Any idea what these results mean. I know you're not drs and I would not take anything you say to heart. But I just need to know what exactly they're looking for, AS maybe, and if anyone else with AS has these MRI results. Could they just mean "plain old arthritis" or nothing at all? Could it just be pain from the fibro and the results mean nothing? I just want non-professional advice from peers instead of all these drs.