Idiopathic means of unknown origin. That is true, no one knows what causes MSK
so that could be all he is saying. Nephrocalinosis, means calcifications with in the kidney. I believe the term is used when there is a significant amount of calcifications and
mainly describes the calcifications in the Nephron or inner part of the kidney. My understanding is that these types of calcifications are classic pattern of MSK. I found it often called Randall's Plaque!
Patti I would encourage to read through the posts and health pages, most of us have the neprocalcinosis.too. Then post any questions that might have too!
Just to back up Shelly's statement about nephrocalcinosis meaning calcification within the kidney....That's how my MSK diagnosis was found. I had a CT scan because I went in for blood in my urine and back pain on my left side. I had nephrocalcinosis in both kidneys. Just follow what Shelly has stated and read around the message board.
Hi if you are still around, I would like to know a bit more about your condition and how you are coping. .. have you had a prognosis yet and how are your pain levels.