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should i consider surgery for L5/S1 etc

Started by doortag4 1 week 3 days ago

I have both cervical and lumbar issues going on ive seen otho, chiro, pain, you name it for last several years, years ago they wanted to put cage in lumber for instability issue but at the time i refused dur to financial reasons , fear , and no one to help me during the long recovery time. i chose ice more ice pt chiropractor hanging yoga repeat repeat repeat over the years extremely weakness is a constant thing in lower half of body and a constant feeling of being badly bruised across lower back/waist horrible burning , long story short becoming more and more dependent on others and having a poor quality of life like so many other people w spinal issues and pain. my area of most concern is L5/S1 results are severe narrowing of L5-S1 disc phenomenon seen which has progressed , vacuum phenomenon present, bilateral L5 spondylolysis ssen with 5mm grade 1 spondylolisthesis also has increased, congenital spinal bifids occula at L5 unchanged. i noticed the slippage is pretty minimal but there really no disc left at all you can see its bone on bone is surgery worth doing considering all the risk involved.

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