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Mar 09, 2016 6:28 AM

I found out when I was 17 I had arthritis in my spine and the discs in my lower back was wearing away, since then the pain had got so so severe and finally I was sent for my second mri a few weeks ago, and when I went to my doctor for the results she said everything was ok and she can't see any dehydration of the discs in my lower back. I'm lost with this 1. How can the discs in my back get better I thought it was impossible 2. If my back seems to be ok what else could be causing the pain I'm having, this pain is unreal and now I've been told my backs fine I don't know what to think

Mar 09, 2016 7:59 AM

Maybe you need to go to another orthopedic who specializes in the spine and bring a disc of the MRI and let him read it. Sometimes the problem is with the person who is reading it. Just an idea.

Mar 09, 2016 8:54 AM

Try another neurologist, or pain management. They are more adpat at investigating the causes.

Mar 09, 2016 9:03 AM

I may have to. She is sending me to a pain clinic so hopefully they can look more into it because being told my back looks okay isn't good enough going by the amount of pain I'm in

Mar 09, 2016 9:15 AM

I have had a similar experience but I did misunderstand what the doc was referring too, so don't lose hope , you are not "Ƨrazy" ...keep talking and breathing in and out sweetie...you are on the same road we all are on.love,Terri

Mar 09, 2016 12:30 PM

You should get copies of each mri and compare them. Definitely get another opinion, especially if you can look at your mri and see anomalies!
If it isn't your spine and discs, that is a huge blessing in one way. Spine problems are scary and painful!

Mar 09, 2016 7:52 PM

You dont know me from Adam, but might I suggest you ask your primary care doc if you can see a rheumatologist? From your initial findings and then the "nothing is wrong" is suspect. There is a reason for your pain. There are a few causes of back pain that are rheumatic or auto-immune in nature. They will start from page one and go from there. Maybe take a look at this site for more info
Spondylitis.org

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