And yet not a single reference anywhere to treating pain with narcotics? Has the "opioid crisis" turned the entire medical establishment into a bunch of scurrying chickenshits? My pain is so constant and severe that I would have killed myself years ago without the relief afforded me by a range of prescription painkillers.
Due to my continued decline, my PCP ordered this and today I found someone to take my insurance which is marginal. Has anyone had one and if so what can I expect? They said it would take 2 hours. Thanks for any input you have to share.
Having to lay still for 45 minutes while getting an MRI of my hip cause a flare up that was very painful and lasted for weeks. Has anyone else experienced flare ups after having imaging done?
I do sympathise. I didn't know how I was going to get through it. I also find physiotherapists beds cause me pain afterwards. It's not just lying still. It's the pressure against something hard.
Range of motion is limited. Especially when trying to put shoes on etc. Does anyone have any suggestions or use certain devices that prove to be helpful?
Are chondroid lesions within the bone marrow of the femur typical for Spondylitis sufferers? I have one almost a full cm in length in my upper femur close to the hip joint. My orthopedic surgeon didn't point it out and I read online that it's not uncommon, rarely cancerous. I saw it on my MRI and it's mentioned in the Radiologist report. I'm wondering if it's a typical symptom of Spondylitis.