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.