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  • Zylatis
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    Hello!

    I am a 23 year old male who has been doing weight lifting (for general strength and fitness) for several years but only really started lifting ‘heavier’ weights about the start of 2011.

    Several months ago I noticed some discomfort in my lower back that i can only really describe as the muscles being tired (during squats etc) so i rested for a while, saw a physio and it went away after a while. It basically just felt like muscle fatigue.

    After that i went back to squats and other spine loading exercises but slowly noticed that my right leg had some odd sensations that I find hard to describe. In one sense it felt like it just needed to be stretched but also had some slight sharp-ish pains along what looks to be roughly the root of one of the main nerve roots that goes from the hip to the knee.

    At no point have i had significant back pain nor did i suffer discomfort when my physio performed some ‘standard’ nerve stretch tests for sciatica etc (although it showed me how tight my erector spinae were).

    Long story short I got an MRI for peace of mind, or at least for something to focus on for rehab.

    The report by the radiographer said there are no signs of anything that would cause my symptoms, my physio said there is a slight disc prolapse that means I should rest and do core work/stretch piraformis for a while and my GP said that while I ‘could have a better looking back’ it’s more likely to be a deep muscle cramp in my thigh.

    Thus, I am thoroughly confused and would like another opinion. I do also have a mild scoliosis that I have had for many years and I don’t think contributes significantly.

    Thanks and regards.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your symptoms could be from a pars fracture of one of the lower vertebra or from sacroiliac dysfunction. Sacroiliac joint syndrome will not show up on an MRI and pars fractures are commonly missed. The MRI image you send is incomplete and does not cover the area of potential injury. Make sure the MRI is thoroughly read for those potential injuries. Also, hamsting insertional tendonitis can cause your symptoms. A good examination can uncover that diagnosis.

    Dr. Corenman

    Zylatis
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    Hi Dr Corenman,

    Thanks for the reply.

    The rest of the scans can be found here: Deleted

    if this helps with regards to your comment that you couldn’t really see the region on the one I provided. Could you take a look please?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Please do not put personal identifying information on this site. The images are presented as individual jpegs and are much too difficult to go through by opening each individual picture by picture. If you so desire, please call one of my nurses at (970) 476-1100 and have your images sent to my office for review.

    Dr. Corenman

    Zylatis
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    Hi Dr,

    Ah right, sorry.

    Thanks for the reply/advice.

    Regards,
    -Graeme

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