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MRI results: confused :-/

Started by 69304699@facebook on 01/15/2015 10:45am

Hi everyone, I am 33 year old female. I use to be very active until recently. I played tennis, was an avid runner, did insanity twice and then started having burning, tingling pain down the left leg and lower back pain. My left foot was the worst pain of all so I went to a foot ortho and he did x-rays and stated foots fine I think this is your back. He ordered an MRI which states that I have a small L5-S1 bulge, annular fissure and left foraminal protrusion. No overall canal or foramina stenosis at any lumbar level. I am nurse so I got an orthopedic surgeon to look at my MRI also and he stated its not operable. I also showed a neurologist who did more test one being a 7 view x-ray of my lumbar spine and stated I have arthritis. I mention to the neurologist that I was going to physical therapy before mainly because of the foot pain and the PT said I had sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The neurologist did 3 inj. in the sciatic area and it help somewhat. He also put me on Vimpat and said no running, weight bearing activity. He said all I can do is swim which depressed me severely. I have not done any weight bearing activity for almost a year and just started again cause i have been pain free. The pain has started again from just 3 days of running and 2 days of tennis. I need some guidance. :-(

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