I had a microdiskectomy about 9 years ago. I've been having pain in the lower back (very low back almost tailbone is how it feeling) radiating out to hips, glutes, upper thighs. The surgery I had previous was for a herniated disk at L5-S1. Will the lumber MRI pick up pain in this lower area, closer to the tailbone? Does anybody know? I can still walk, but it seems to hurt the longer I'm up and if I'm sitting upright for too long at a time. The pain does not yet feel quite as severe as it did years ago prior to my surgery as- I'm still able to get comfort by laying down in a certain postion, as long as it's not for too long in that position. When my disk was herniated, I was in agony no matter how I sat. The basic question I'm asking though is about how far down the MRI will show.
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