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Started by tarot0608 on 06/28/2011 8:43am

i had an mri done a few days ago, and my doc told me i had spine splitting...any idea what that means...i still have to go to the spine clinic where i live, i am at a total lost...i have had the visit with arther and i have the gift of pain going down my left thigh all the way to my toes...little help...

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I am a veteran of five back surgeries all of which have been successful. I did some research on spine splitting and found it is also called spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is when one vertabra slips forward over the vertabra below it and almost always occurs in the lumbar spine. Many people are born with this but it does not develop until later in life. The fact that you have pain going down your left leg is a definate sign that you need surgery as soon as possible. The leg pain will be gone when you wake up after surgery. My advice to you is to do your research and find the best neurosurgeon that you can in your area. The fact that your previous doctor left you wondering what "spine splitting" was without an explanation does not say much for him. You are past the point of physical therapy and cortizone injections once the pain is going down your leg. Good Luck to you and God Bless.


Your doctor didn't tell you what about that condition? That's rather odd. Check out my Seattle Chiropractor's web site at: http://www.northwestspineclinic.com There may be some material there. I'm sorry to hear about this condition. I certainly hope you get some back pain relief.