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AzgirlAAzgirl Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Lower Back Pain
I had a MRI a few months ago & my pcp had his nurse call me & tell me that it showed narrowing of the spine. I asked if that was narrowing of the space between the vertebras due to DDD, or of the spine itself. She said it was all in the same family & that was all the dr. told her to tell me. I saw a physician's assistant last week & asked if that narrowing meant spinal stenosis, & she said yes, & told me that my record also showed 2 protruding discs. Now today I saw a reumy for the first time & he said that I don't have a diagnosis of spinal stenosis & that I certainly have back issues with osteoarthritis etc., but that fibro is the worst of my problems. Anyway, I'm not sure whether I have spinal stenosis or not!


  • Thank you Gwennie 17, for your prompt reply. I will definitely check out the links you listed. I'm not sure I can get a copy of my mri report because it was done at a small hospital in a satalite unit from a larger hospital, but I'm to see the physician's assistant tomorrow, & I'll see what info I can get out of her. Otherwise I'll press my Dr. when I next have to get my pain meds refilled. I'm new to this site, but it's a great site. Thank You, Azgirl
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