The “she” I refer to in the title is the nurse practitioner. I don’t see anything majorly wrong in my x-rays and the report actually refers to “minimum degeneration,” and “curvature as consistent with reported history.” I don’t get it. But then, maybe it’s just that I don’t know what I’m looking for…
There’s a curve there, but it’s not all big and dramatic like the lumbar curve was. So, so what?
At any rate, I have an appointment with an scoliosis specialist later this month. My neck feels some better, at least. It certainly doesn’t feel like it did last week.
I guess I just don’t see what the big deal is because it doesn’t look like it’s changed that much since I was 28, the last time I had a check-up. I mean, compared to the “normal neck x-rays” I’m able to compare to online, I do see that there’s a difference with mine, with the minor curve in the middle. Maybe the beginnings of kyphosis? Yuck. I’ve always hated that word.
Wish my old surgeon was still in practice. Then I wouldn’t worry about this at all. The worst part is that I have no history with the doc I’ll see. My first orthopedic surgeon saw me when I was a baby, and followed me from the time I was 7 until I was around 12.