Re: MRI results FINALLY
From: Ginny King (email@example.com)
Wed Jun 23 19:51:52 1999
At Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote:
>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
>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.
I'm glad you finally heard your results and they are normal, but not
that wish anything to be wrong, I just know it's frustrating to hear the
"normal" word again. Good luck in your search. I look forward to
hearing what you find out as you seem to have more knowledge and are
further down the road than I am in finding an answer. Best wishes.