I’ve gotten a bunch of imaging and testing recently that all comes up as normal or “mild.” I have “mild” scoliosis and “mild” cervical spondylosis (no myelopathy) and “mild” osteitis pubis and “mild” lumbar discopathy and “mild” multilevel facet arthrosis. I’ve been told the same about my TMJs even though I experience tinnitus, popping, blurred vision, etc. My EMG came up normal with no signs of radiculopathy even though I have symptoms of radiculopathy. My symptoms of all of these things are NOT mild; they’re disabling. I know central sensitization can lead to pain that’s disproportionate to medical findings but what about neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, tremor, etc. ? Also I figured hypermobility would’ve been causing pain by causing degeneration and injury to the joints, but my joints seem to be relatively ok while my symptoms are not. I want to better understand this, because it’s all quite invalidating, especially because I’m fighting for disability benefits and they only seem to believe the imaging and test results, so this is all working against me

Posted by emily-b at 2023-08-27 20:49:54 UTC