I'm very new here, and hoping for advice on a problem that I've been experiencing for the past 8 months. First of all, I had a total hip (left) replacement in '14. The I had surgeries in '15 and '16 to remove heterotopic ossification bone growth from my left hip. Recently the hip has began to hurt again badly, along with my lower left back. Several MRI's conducted, Left hip drained of fluid and cultured for infection. No problems with the hip or hardware. Now an MRI done on the lumbar spine which is where the "fun" begins. The results were as follows: 1. Mild multilevel degenerative changes of the lumbar spine without thecal
sac or significant neural foraminal narrowing. There is stable mild
narrowing of the right neural foramen at L5-S1.
2. Mild levoscoliosis of the lumbar spine. Mild (grade 1) retrolisthesis of
L4 on L5.
3. When compared to the prior MRI lumbar spine study from 8/15/2015, there
has been interval development of atrophy and fatty infiltration of the left
psoas and iliacus muscle. This correlates with a territory supplied by the
left L1-3 lumbar spinal nerves and parts of the left femoral nerve.
Has anyone else dealt with this or heard of this? I have an EMG scheduled for next Tuesday, so hopefully more will be discovered.
Thanks for any input that can be provided.