I'm new to this.
I need help PLEASE!
I'm 19 years old and I have a pars defect that the doctors are pretty sure I was born with which has caused degenerative disc disease in my L5-S1 level. I went to two doctors so far and one is saying that I am a candidate for spinal fusion and the other one is saying that as well but doesn't want to operate on me because of my age :? . what I was told was that if I were 10 or 20 years older they would have the consent form there for me to sign to get the fusion done, but since I'm so young they don't want to operate on me which i think is kind of nonsense. of your experiences I would really appreciate it if you would help me to figure out what would be the best path for me
. 6-12 months of PT that may or may not help or the surgery. This pain is ruining my life ~X( ...I just want it to go away!