Confused and worried
I have been having serious pain in my low back what I thought was hip pain for about 18 months now. I had started working out, and thought when it first started that I had pulled a muscle. I tried rest/ice/heat and got no relief. After about 6 months I went to see a chiropractor, and was told I have a spinabifida occulta in my lower lumbar and sciatic nerve pain. I started adjustments, and felt some relief, however within 2 moths i was having more pain. I enlisted the help of a dr friend who works with orthopedic patients. He looked at my x-rays and immediatly ordered an MRI, he said spondylolisthesis, hypoplastics, spina bifida occulta and osteo arthritis, and reccomended I see a spinal surgeon. I am now being sent for a CT scan, and the surgeon said we would likely try epidural steroids, and PT is there anyone out there who can tell me what to expect with this? I currently have trouble moving, I "waddle" when I walk, I have loss of sensation alternating with pain in my left and now my right leg, I have a hard time bending, sitting, and standing. Is there anyone out there who has any information on what to expect from any or all of the diagnosis, or what to expect out of therapy?