In need of advice PLEASE READ....
Hi i am a 32 yr old female with on going severe neck and lower back pain. The pain gets so bad that I get very sick to my stomach and sometimes vomit, especially in the mornings when i wake up in intense pain.
My problems started in 1997 with my lumbar spine after years of competive gymnastics. Over the years I seen 8 different nero/orth surgeons, 4 wanted to do surgery and 4 wanted me to wait. I ended up booking my surgery with Dr Douglas Orr in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2003. I was booked to have a 3 level fusion, internal fixtation, inter cages and a bone graft from my hip. Well I ended up Pregnant so had to reschedule my surgery, when i called to rebook after my child was born I found out my Surgeon had moved his practice to Clevland, Ohio. Ever since then I havent been able to get in to see any other surgeon, and my back has been getting worse day by day.
Over the last 3 years I have noticed my neck being extremly sore and my muscles being always very tight. But walk in Drs just assure me that its nothing.
CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF MY XRAY REPORTS:
XRAY mon jan 16/12
The spine is quite straight with loss of the normal lordosis. This is usually indicative of muscle spasm. The soft tissues are satisfactory.
XRAY mar 2/10
There is spondylolysis at L5, and a second degree spondylolisthesis of L5 slipping forwards on S1. There is no significant narrowing of the L5-S1 disc space but there is mild but definite narrowing at L4-L5 without secondary osteophytes.
CONCLUSION: L5-S1 spondylolisthesis with spondylolysis
At L5-S1, there is a defect in the pars interarticularis bilaterally. There is grade I to II anterolisthesis of L5 with reference to S1.
HELP PLEASE.... Any advice would be greatly appreciated...