Help with MRI results
I fell 2/22/11 and hurt my shoulder back and hip. I had rotator cuff surgery on right shoulder and carpal tunnel surgery on right hand also ulnar nerve damage on right side due to the fall.
first MRI of lumbar spine showed multilevel facet arthropathy from L2 to S1, worse on the right side at L4/L5 with some foraminal stenosis. I had a second MRI which showed a bulging disc why would the first one not show this? and they do not think it was caused by the fall.
Ever since I fell I have been having this sharp pain in the front of my thigh that feels like someone is stabbing me in my leg it started out just at night when I'm laying down but now it happens all the time. The pain goes down into my right foot. My back and hip hurts non stop now with no relief. Motor examination showed severe give way in the bilateral lower extremities in every muscle group that he tested, however he said there was no true weakness present. Sensory examination showed decreased pinprick sensation on all the toes on the right side. I also have numbness in the groin area on and off. I had one doctor tell me that he thinks I may have neuropathy would this show up in an MRI?