MEDICAL CORNER … Facet Joint Arthritis, Part 1 ….
Today, December 20, 2013, I had my first appointment with the pain management doctor.
I’m happy to report that it was a good experience. I was apprehensive because I was meeting with a new health provider. I knew that this was my last option because I have already tried different types of therapy, including alternative, to obtain relief from the back pain that started in May 2013.
I had an MRI done which was reviewed with my primary care provider.
2. Bulging disc at L4-5, L3-4, L1-2 and T12-L1
3. Dextroscoliosis with global disc dessication (drying up, loss of hydration), degenerative end plate changes
Needless to say, this looked ominous! And, I was expecting the worse.
The doctor turned out to be very professional and, most of all very well prepared and caring. He…
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