spondylitic spondylolisthesis L5-S1
After having problems with my sciatic nerve especially when I sit I went to see a doctor and was diagnosed with this condition. I have seen two doctors and both have recommended surgery. But I am scared too death to have surgery. I hear so many people recommending not to have surgery unless I'm really in pain that I can not tolerate. At this point I can tolerate the pain its just annoying sometimes. In the last 3 years I had started really working out doing weights and spinning class as well as doing boot camps. The doctor said the weights was only irritating my back causing the sciatic pain. I would like to get feedback from you what has you all experience with not having surgery or the ones that had surgery what was your experience.
I wonder if I avoid surgery will that cause further damage to my back and nerves? Or can I live a normal active life without surgery?