In need of some advice, Pain Is so bad....
Hello, My name is Barb, I am 32 yrs old, from Ontario, Canada. I have had back problems since I was 17, most likely due to my gymnastics. In early 2003 I was suppose to have a spinal fusion on my lumbar spine but ended up pregnant and had to put the surgery off. Once I was ready to go ahead, I called my surgeon, Dr. Douglas Orr in Hamilton, ON just to find out he moved his practice to Clevland, Ohio.. Dr. Orr is a surgeon and works for the SPINE UNIVERSE... So hear I am trying to get answers as for 9 yrs now I havent been able to get any further with my back. My pain is getting unbareable, and is now more then ever impacting my daily life. I had a MRI done in May 2010 and a follow-up xray done just last mth. Here are the results, but ever referral to a surgery, denies me... What DO I DO NEXT... NEED HELP... CANT STAND THIS PAIN ANYMORE.... Thanks
MRI-Lumbar & Rx3 + 3DA
In the lumbar spine there is a minimal anterolisthesis of L5 upon S1 of about 6mm due to bilateral pars inter-articularis defects.
At L4-5 there is a diffuse bulging of the disc although no focal herniation. This is not however causing significant canal or foraminal narrowing.
At L5-S1 there is diffuse bulging of the uncovered disc causing a moderate degreeof foraminal narrowingbut no canal stenosis.
Any help would be great thank you...