L4-L5 disc herniation and spondylolisthesis
I'm a 16 yr old female with a herniated disc at L4-L5 and my L4 is slipping forward and my L5 is slipping backwards due to spondylolisthesis. I've been dealing with back and radiating leg pain since a recent injury during my lacrosse season and i was diagnosed at the end of April 2010 which took me out of all sports, gym and etc. I've had 2 MRIs and an x ray and a CT scan. I tried physical therapy for 2 weeks but that had only aggravated my condition. I've also dealt with a period of cauda equina. I've also had an epidural steriod injection with a short steriod pack and a longer one and since the steriod injection I've only gotten worse with the pain, numbness, and tingling sensations (which started in my left leg from the buttocks all the way down to my toes and is now starting in my right leg) and some weakness. My spine specialist is suggesting a discectomy but he may do two levels of fusion if my back is worse when he does surgery. I have absolutely no idea what to do next.
I'd gladly appreciate any help or suggestions.