Im a 48 yrs old female whove had pain and numbness in my left iliac fossa area , for the last 1 year . the pain and numbness increases on exertion sitting or bending movements .
I was told it could be arthritis specific to the left SI joint followed by a few UTIs I faced an year ago. ...
on an X ray L/S spine AP and lateral view the significant findings were as follows :
relative straightening of lumbar curvature is noted , suggestive of muscular spasm . Mild anterior and lateral osteophytes seen in lower lumbar vertebral levels, however disc spaces and vertebral body heights are fairly preserved. FACET JOINT ARTHROPATHY INVOLVING L1-S1 VERTEBRAL LEVEL is noted resulting in vertebral foramina narrowing at this level .
LEFT SI JOINT shows reduced space with fuzzy margins and PERIARTICULAR SCLEROSIS . no evidence of spondylosis or spondylolosthesis
My Question is : is my pain and numbess due to some joint pathology ( SI joint ) or it could be based at the L1-S1 LEVEL BEING some disc disorder .?
thanks tonns ..much appreciated ..