Opinions and advice please
This is my story
August 29 my husband and I were in an auto accident.....a ten wheel dump truck came into our lane and totaled our car. I did not go right to the er, 2 Weeks later I was in excessive pain went to er. Dr did xrays came back and said I had a fracture in my spine they did am MRI and said no its not a fracture its spondylolisthesis.
Started going to physical therepy and a chiropractor (still in excessive pain) Chiropractor did more xrays he says I have a grade 2 possible grade 3 spondo (17mm) with instability at L5/S1 on flexation and extension. I am in excessive pain, leg numbness, leg pain, lower back pain, my feet are always cold, I feel like my lower body is disconnected from my upper body, I can not stand, sit, lay or walk for more than 5 minutes. I quit physical therepy because it hurt to bad, ive done hot/cold therepy, percocet doesnt help the pain, getting out of bed is impossible and I cant sleep.
I will be seeing a spine specialist in 2 Weeks (the quickest they could get me in) The
chiropractor says it is an old spondo, I am 36 and have never even had a backache, he says what may have happened was it was a fixed spondo and the accident made it start moving.
Any ideas what the specialist may say? Am I in for surgery? Any advice or opinions appreciated. I have pretty much lost my life because of this accident!!