Well my appointment with the neurosurgery and spine place is coming up this Friday. I am very anxious to go. My question is about the type of treatment they are going to reccomend. What is your experience? My back pain has been going on for 10 months, it hurt so bad at first I would actually fall to my knees on standing, went to chiro which helped with about 80% of the pain, then pain came back about 2 months ago, and its bad. I have a hard time standing up straight upon standing, after the intial sciatica pain goes away, which takes about 30-60 seconds I can walk ok, usually have contant pain in my butt (LOL) but I cant walk around more than 20-30 minutes without getting a backache. I have in medical terms: grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5, degenerative spondylosis on disc (in laymens terms its a vertebrate shifted out of position and herniated disc - I think) and a compressed or displaced nerve.
Can they even do physical therapy for me? How do they do it when it would hurt to much to even do any type of exercise? I know you can't predict what treatment they are going to do but I am curious of everyones experience. Could they possibly want to skip physical therepy and do shots in my back or surgery since it has been going on so long?