Hi Dr. Bora, Don't remember if cat scan or mri. I had terrible pain in my left side (butt) and thought i had just pulled a muscle playing basketball. It persisted for quite awhile and so i went to the hosp,. I was stationed in england at the time. I am not as extreme now as I was back then. I used to have back spasms in the middle of night while asleep. Couldn't hardly walk it was so painful. If i sneezed it was like i could feel it go right down my spine and it hurt. Was in therapy all the time it seemed. Initially on a temporary profile on and off forever. They ended up putting me on a permanent profile after about 6 1/2 years in service.
Do you have experience at all with the va? So much pain i ended up having a lot of pain in my leg and was told from the pain i was babying one side and therefore lost the muscle in my leg. Very often pain going down my leg. Now i just don't sleep well, sacro iliacs are always tender to the touch and swollen. Pull muscles quite easily. But I don't go complain because i've had it so long and know that i just have to live with.
This issue is a skeletal issue though, correct? Because this is my concern with the VA. This is a service connected disability that they have not acknowledged and I don't think it should be grouped with fibromyalgia.
I currently receive some disability for fibromyalgia...but again i think they grouped my back problems as a part of fibromyalgia and i don't think it should have been. I really just need to know if this is correct. Everyones take on fibromyalgia seems to be different. However, from what i've heard is fibromyalgia is a nerve issue. My L5 issue is a skeletal/muscular issue and I'm trying to get clarification on this.