I went to the doctor after I did something to my back that I knew was bad. I felt a bad twinge and sure enough the next day or two was the weekend and was horrible for pain. I went to the doc (a back doc) and he did xrays which showed a compression fracture of L4. That was a year ago February. ( I have osteoporosis bad from chemo/radiation treatments) Then in January of this year it said I still had the compression fracture and it wasn't healing.
The pain didn't get better. The pain got worse in another area. I went to a doctor I thought I could trust and he did an MRI and said I didn't even have a compression fracture and that there was a small cyst there and there wasn't enough room for the nerves to travel through the center of one bone and that was causing my pain and he said I should be more active and get off my pain meds (from cancer treatment) and that endorphins would be the best idea for the pain. So, is he right? Can the xrays both be wrong? That part doesn't hurt much now but it is another part that does.
Thank you for listening to my drivel...DaphPet