grade 2 spondylolisthesis- contemplating fusion
I'm a 50 year old male- was very active-sports etc for most of life. About 5 months ago began experiencing severe, often incapacitating back pain. I'm told- and can see on the Xrays, I have a significant grade 2 slippage at L5S1.
Trying PT, drugs, injections etc. Only thing that really works to get rid of pain is the Prednisone----had a two week dose, then a week taper pack, and one injection, over the past 8 weeks. Now doc says won't give me anymore prednisone. injection relief lasted 12 days.
Now the pain management doc offers rhizotomy. I have not heard/read many success stories about that. Anyone out there with similar spondy had decent relief from Rhizotomy?
Anyone had significant relief for this via accupuncture?
Looking like I may have to try the fusion. Saw Dave B and Texasgreat posts- on success....... thank you!!!!!
Pain is brutal as many know...... looking like the fusion may be inevitable. Any comments/stories/experiences- good or bad, would be appreciated.
Thank you much Keith