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  • Cjdegood
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    Dr. Corenman
    i think i am done with medical tests! i just received my report from my CT scan with and without contrast. This was done for Renal mass protocol.(incidental findings on MRI) so the office that ordered it stated they were short staffed and the nurse read my findings to me and said there were no concerns, but she would check with the Dr. to confirm and call me back if there were any. I am not a medical professional nor do I understand any of it, so i am just at their mercy. it only mentioned one part of my spine though, it states:
    Included osseous structures are intact with post surgical change of fusion at the L5 S1 level..so I am assuming that is good. nothing else was mentioned about it. So now i just wait to hear back if i need to be concerned with other findings .. such as enlarged liver measuring 17.7cm in length and whatever a ventral hernia with bowel protruding through this area is. She said there was nothing of concern so i will rest easy with that information. We will just do the PT and keep strengthening my core with my exercises and walking. I can deal with the hip pain and i am used to not being able to sit very long now. I have alot of experience shifting and standing. Thank you so much for all of your help, i hope that i do not have to ask any more questions. You have truly been great and made me more comfortable going in to my fusion i had last year. Take care. Oh.. the renal lesions came back simple except for some smaller ones in the other kidney they could not determine because they were so small. so at least i know they are just simple and i am assuming fluid filled.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The radiological reading “Included osseous structures are intact with post surgical change of fusion at the L5 S1 level” is a radiologist who really did not read the films for fusion but just stated that there was a surgical “attempt” at fusion at that level. He or she really did not commit on fusion status. Call and talk to the radiologist and ask for a true read of fusion status of the L4-5 level (or L5-S1 level as it doesn’t really matter what level he thinks it is).

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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