I had numerous MRI's at our local clinic that showed my scoliosis and that was about it. As it got worse and worse and the MRI results never changed, my PCP referred me to a Neurologist that admitted me to the hospital for a battery of tests and then sent me to a Neurosurgeon who sent me for MRI's at the facitlity that linked to his office and you would be amazed at the different things that were found. I have 5 areas of scoliosis that are twisted not curved, every disc is degenerated, pinched nerves and 3 areas of stenosis. I am recovering from a cervical fusion, only to look forward to a fusion in my Thorasic and my lumbar spine as well. The fusion in my neck seems to help some, but it also has inhanced the pain that resides in my thorasic and my lumbar spine. My suggestion is to find a good Neurosurgeon and have someone else to do MRI's......you never know what they are missing!
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae. The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back. One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back. Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
Meds: Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6