It is so good to hear from you. How are you feeling latly? I havnt heard from you in a long time and I hope you are recovering from the bad fall you had.
You know, the first time I read my radiology reports I scared myself something awfull! Now I just ask for a verbal "summery" of the most pressing problems. You know, like my cobb angles, how much larger the primary has gotten, sclerosis spread, any new stenosis... that kind of thing. It is a good thing too. Back in april I got my hands on my latest radiology reports and I was angry, full of tears for a week! You would think I would have learned my lesson by now, but curiosity gets the best of me.
So hopefully these links will help. If not, maybe you could go to your regular physician so he/she can explain the report findings and what they mean in your particular situation.
...So, I know the report says "mild" in some areas, but that is absolutly NOT a refrence to your pain levels at all. Its just a term used by the radiologist. Facets hurt, ALOT when they become degenerative / arthritic / hypertrophy. Also your disk bulging could very well be in a major "nerve point" and could possibly be irritating the nerves. Also degenerative changes at the SI - and lumbar levels can wreek havoc on your sciatic nerve as well as cause ALOT of inflammation.
I hope the links help explain things a little. When are you going to get some treatment options for these problems? Are you doing to recieve injections into your facets? Or try some anti inflammatories?
Most of all I am sorry you have so much on your plate right now. I hope you are able to get atleast a little rest. I can imagine you are probably tired of the constant aches, stiffness, and nerve pain. You are in our prayers. Stay strong!
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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