Need some advice from knowledgeable people
While playing ice hockey 3 years ago (at 28), I slammed a wall and had really back lower pain that lead me to emergencies barely being able to walking, the emergencies MD saw my xrays told me to man up and gave me strong pain relieve, 3 days later i was walking, 3 weeks later I was on the ice again. However, my back has not ever been the same. For the next year I every so often woke up with a very sore back until finally I discovered that sleep sited helped A LOT. The last 2 years I kept very active with prudence having my lower back in the back of my mind and being an very slight annoyance but mostly fine and never a show stopper .
In the last 3 months I steeped up my sports activity (started mma training again too) and 3 weeks ago I made the mistake of playing a sport/training every single day 8 days (I know it was stupid, I know) and bang, on day 9th I could barely walk again that hip + lower back pain came back with force and a week later it has not gone away.
I decided to finally see an specialist who called for x-rays first. The x-rays came (I have not seen the specialist) with the following and I am completely heart broken :'(.
Sports (sports, soccer, mma) are such a important part of my life. Someone that knows, please help me figure out, will I be able to go back to my intense sports activities, will my back ever be normal....
PLEASE GIVE LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHS..... :'(
HOW BAD IS THIS, IS THERE A CURE, WILL I BE ABLE TO BE VERY ACTIVE AGAIN?
There are 5 non rib-bearing lumbar vertebral bodies. There is minimal
left convex lower thoracic scoliosis. There is mild to moderate
L4-L5 disc height loss. Lucency in the L5 pars region is suggestive
of a L5 pars defect. No spondylolisthesis is definitely seen. No
abnormal motion between flexion and extension. No compression