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Abnormal MRI

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 !

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7015927 tn?1387082160
P.S. I am currently taking Tramadol for the pain !  
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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. You need a detailed investigation as you have a lot of medical problems both on your mother and father’s side. It would be good to rule out degenerative disc disease (this could be serious as you are quite young for this), ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, low vitamin D, parathyroid gland problem etc.
Please discuss with your doctor and see what blood tests can be done while you wait for your appointment with the specialist. Also, you may benefit from physiotherapy while you wait for your appointment. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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