Can bone scan indicate arthritis that is actually Mets?
I have been having mild hip and low back pain for about 5 months. I'm doing recommended back exercises, massage therapy, traction, physio, needling, but nothing seems to be eliminating the pain. The uptake on the bone scan was in my thoracic region which was mild. Moderate uptake also noted at L3 but they indicated they leaned toward it being degenerative. Should I ask for a referral to my Oncologist to see if he wants to order a CT or pet scan or should I just give it more time. I don't want to over react as I have had back pain about 7 years ago and was scanned and it was nothing and eventually went away. I'm almost 64 and expect aches and pains, but this affecting what I am able to do on a daily basis. Any input would be much appreciated.