Hello I am a 37 female, I had gotten a MRI done and it came back with Abnormal findings from my L3 TO L5 and possibley S1 didnt quiet understand the reading but they are sending me to a Neurologist in Jan. I am kinda scared because I just started my career as a CNA and was gonna go back to school to become a Nurse. My reg. doc has put me on work restrictions to were i cant bend , kneel, stand or sit for more than an hour at a time, and cant lift anything over 5lbs. which pretty much stopped me from working, because in my life of work I am always on the go and i am always up and down and lifting and bending I take care of patients. My work will not accommadate my restrictions which is forcing me to take medical leave, and I have only been at my work for less than a month. so they are probley gonna lay me off, because I cant go back to work until after my Neurologist apt jan 17th.
I have been having lower back pains, pains in pelvic area that shoots to the right leg and goes up into my right hip,especially when walking, I have been feeling pressure in my tailbone also. now im starting to feel alot of stiffness in the mornings in my legs and arms wrists , and now my neck is starting to feel weak at times and painful . I dont know what is going on with me lately .also i have noticed i am losing height , i use to be 5f3 i am now not even 5 f 2 with shoes on .I know my mother has degenerated disc disease and something else going on osteoarthrist or Osteoporsis not sure, and her mother also had it , she also had bone cancer of her lower spine. which made her a paraplegic both have/had lower back problems, Also i believe on my dad's side my grand father has something going on with his wrists , the cartlige was detearating and he had to have surgery on them. and my Aunt also has lower back problems with buldging discs and herniated discs.
I hope its not something real serious but then again why would they send you to a specialist if it wasnt to serious right ? I know i am worrying and i shouldnt because that can also cause more pain on me. I am just scared of the news they may give me . and my career end when it just began !