Ok I had a second opinoin on my spine surgery. If you remember 2 years ago they wanted to do a discectomy and a couple months ago, I saw a spine specialist (because someone on these boards suggested it.)
Well the spine specialist said fusion. I told you guys and most of you said get a second opinion first. Well I did , and the new surgeon said the same thing. But he found something new. When I went to his office first thing they did was X-rays, before I even seen him.
Well he came in and said " do you know everything that is wrong with your back?" And I said yea and told him what I knew. Then he proceeded to show me the x-rays and pointed to a certain area. Then told me it was Spondylolisthesis. He explained that I have a fracture of the pars and it has slipped.
He also told me I had this for a while.
So on October 31st I will go in for Fusion surgery of my L4 - S1 Disc's
Thanks to everyone for all your help!
I will keep you updated!
Hope and prayers to all,
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about a year and a half ago i underwent, a herniated disc probkem, a discectomy. my sciatic pain was removed, but i have had during this time back pain or discomfort. for the last three days lots of pain in my lumbar region but not the terrible pain of sciatica. but i worry that my sciatica can return. does anyone out there understand what is happening to me? i especially find it hard when after being seated for sometime, then standing can be painful but the pain fades as i begin walking and then i feel bad discomfort. thanks, mel