Re: MRI results FINALLY

From: Peggy (
Wed Jun 23 11:19:01 1999

At Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote: >
>Hi Everyone:
>Well, I called the pcp this am and left a message that I really needed
>to know the results of the MRI done June 14th. He was on vacation this
>week. :<P
>Anyway, it was "normal". I asked her "completely normal, nothing at
>all?" and she said there were some slight arthritic changes. I know
>that is to be expected. So in one way this is good news. Now I know
>that I don't have neurological disease in the area of the lumbar-sacral
>spine and I don't have to worry about blowing a disc with exertion. (any
>more than anyone my age would) This really is not that much of a
>surprise because I always thought I had a good back and felt any aching
>I experienced was due to muscle strain from exertion (such as gardening)
>The bad news is that I still have no explanation for the lower right
>quadrant pain, the rt hip pain, and rt sacral pain. What next? She
>scheduled me for an appt next Tuesday.
>I am thinking more of myofascial pain syndrome, nerve entrapment, and
>the adhesions of course. Would this be the area of expertise for the
>pain clinic? I am also going to ask about the conscious pain mapping.
>Maybe I'll call my gyn today and see what they are telling patients
>about this procedure. I also read on the ob-gyn site that the physical
>therapy department can also offer insight into pain management.
>Chris S.

Hi Chris, I'm glad you got the results from your M R I and that everything was fine.Unfortunatly you are back to square one again.This just seems like a viscious cycle we go through.My thoughts are with you,at least the stress of waiting for the results is over. "Friends that stick together" Peggy

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