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Started by captain akash on 07/03/2011 2:12pm

hello friend's, i am 18 years old and the sole reason for me having joined this community is to get help from you guy's...please try your best
i am passionate about the army and want to join it desperately..i feel there is no other job in this whole god damn worl which i can do better...my happiest day would be the day i can wear that olive green, and that too deservingly......but there is a problem guy's and that is i was detected with a back problem when i was 14 year's old...
the MRI impression was

"THERE IS BILATERAL SPONDYLOLYSIS AT L5 WITH MARROW EDEMA AT THE POSTERIOR ELEMENTS ON L5 ON BOTH SIDES, MORE ON THE RIGHT. NO EVIDENCE OF LISTHESIS IS SEEN. EARLY DEGENERATION OF L5-S1 AND L4-5 DISCS IS ALSO NOTED WITH SLIGHTLY REDUCED SIGNAL ON T2 WEIGHTED IMAGES"

I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS
1) will it be detected in an x-ray that i have spondylolysis?
2) I am a fit guy who runs for miles and does pushups every day...situps too...but sometimes i do experience pain, i experience schiatic pain....can this ever be cured...i am willing to do any amount of exersise
3) IF i work on my back a lot , can this problem become negligible....joining the army is my passion and i am ready to do anything for it
yoga, medicine or any other therapy...weight loss anything....and please answer the 1) question because in the army they conduct an x-ray ??

i am 5 10 inches tall and weight 72 kgs

please try and help me
please do reply
god bless you all

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First I want you to see a neurosurgeon to get his imput. If you weren't trying to join the army this would be something that wouldn't cause an issue until you were much older. It may show on an x-ray mine did but it was really bad. The sciatic pain is caused from the sciatic nerve being touched. I know the Dr's say to strengthen your core muscles but you'll be doing so much running on rough terrain and falling etc I'm afraid you'll make your condition even worse. I had microendoscopic surgery to remove my bad disc and a fusion. I've been great since and my low back was much worse than yours and I'm much older. I doubt if the military would take you with back surgery. You need to talk to a neurosurgeon possibly all you need is to have a part of the bone removed from a vertibre to give more room for the nerves. It would be worth t and get a new MRI first things may have gotten worse. Good luck to you.

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thank you very much for your help!!!!!!1 thanks for taking out your valuble time

all the very best to you

i know i can't join the army as a foot soldier
but i will definately do something for the army...
real love never dies and mine willl never for the army

thanks once again will surely take your advice
:)

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thank you very much for your help!!!!!!1 thanks for taking out your valuble time

all the very best to you

i know i can't join the army as a foot soldier
but i will definately do something for the army...
real love never dies and mine willl never for the army

thanks once again will surely take your advice
:)

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thank you very much for your help!!!!!!1 thanks for taking out your valuble time

all the very best to you

i know i can't join the army as a foot soldier
but i will definately do something for the army...
real love never dies and mine willl never for the army

thanks once again will surely take your advice
:)

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I respect your desire to serve, but you cannot dictate where you serve. My husband was a pencil pusher for 37 years yet was told you are a foot soldier first and foremost; accounting is your second job.

Having said that, I know the pain. I have had 2 surgeries fusing L3-4-5 - S1. You need to get checked out by your doctor if you have one. Please do this. As Sandy Bredehoft said, you may get help for this with strengthening your core, or from some other physical therepy. I don't see how you can hide this kind of pain in Boot Camp. It will come out. Also, you don't want to do further damage or irreversable damage by trying to hide it.

Please get yourself in proper health so you can have your dream and Proudly Serve Your Country if you still choose to. I wish you all the best: From a patient and as the spouse of a retired service member.

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