Posted 12/25/2010 6:03 AM (GMT -7)
Hello and welcome to HW. Sorry it took so long to respond....Christmas is that time of year.
about your pain, some Dr's don't believe in Fibro. Some will NEVER tell you you have fibro no matter what. It is possible that a second opinion is in order, but I also agree with Couchtater in that you probably irritated everything with the crutches.
Spinal Soldier also gave some great advice. Seeing a specialist is almost always the best idea because they know what to look for. Even the radiologist reading my last batch of x-rays, mri's, and ct's got "irritated" because he kept saying there was nothing wrong, but the Spine Specialist was able to see clearly (and show me clearly on the films) that my fusion of L5-S1 did not go right. He showed me each piece of hardware, how it was positioned, and then how the "bone" they put in had grown "sideways" rather than fused from the L5 to the S1. It looks on the MRI like a bulge in the dics, but I have no dics....so we can hope there is no more sideways growth and hope it begins to grow up and down, but doubt it and either do another surgery or live in more and more pain. I say this all to tell you that different Dr's obviously interpret tests and films differently and to highly recommend that you go on (with copies of everything.....not just the reports, but the actual films or discs) to a very good specialist. You may find they can help.
All my best!
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium, deficiency, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, serious Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.