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DDD with Spondolithesis

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
Hi Everyone
I'm newly to this forum and hope by expressing my own experience, there may be others that share my condition. I was diag/last Oct with DDD L4 L5 slippage and I have Spondolithesis. The nerve affects both buttocks, both legs with pain daily. I'm also Diabetic Type II. i have been using Ibuprofen 600mg daily for inflammation and it seems that a regular 325 aspirin coated really helps with the pain. I can only sit for short periods and the same with standing. Mornings are the worst, have to take something and sit until the pain subsides to take a shower and dress. I have an appointment with pain management 12/1/08. Don't always want to take meds. Try to keep active when I feel pretty good. We have stairs in our home and I try to go up and down several times daily. Wish I could walk more.
Anyone have any info on this besides what I have already heard? If I stay active is it going to get worse? :)
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Comments

  • Welcome to the forum. You came to the right place for information and to ask questions. I had the same problem and surgery helped me so much.I am 62 and retired now but i exercise and try to keep my weight down. For me exerising helps but for you only you can decide that. I hope you have a great doctor and do just what he/she tells you. We can only tell you what our problems are and how we handle them so i hope what we say helps you in your time of suffering.

    Most of us know what you are going through and wish you well. PM me if you want.

    Evelyn :H
    Had PLIF in 2008 and a Laminectomy. One level fusion, L4-L5.
  • Wow, you have been thru alot too! Thanks for responding to me. Did you have that horrible pain every morning? Can hardley move! Does it get worse? Is walking good? if you can stand it? Maybe after walking several weeks, the pain will subside? I appreciate any input you have.
  • Welcome, I have the same thing. Slippage at L4/L5 DDD, stenosis..... Will be having the fusion next Monday!!! I am a little anxious but that's to be expected. My surgeon said I could do further damage if I waited longer to get it fixed. Nerve damage was what he said. I try to keep walking so recover is less straining. Have you had a second opinion? Maybe a new MRI would be in order since it's been a while. I had a new one and there was quite a bit of disc loss in a year. Keep reading here, lots of great information.
  • I'M WONDERING WHO DIAGNOSED YOUR PROBLEM? WHY DID THIS PERSON SEND YOU TO PAIN MANAGEMENT RIGHT OFF THE BAT TATHER THAN A PHYSIATRIST OR A SPINE SURGEON. USUALLY, PAIN MANAGEMENT IS THE LAST STOP NOT THE FIRST.
  • I have been to specialists and my other doctors. I cant have surgery due to my other medical conditions, loss of one kidney, cancer in 2001. I have also heard that in some cases, the spine will fuse on its own after time and the pain will let up. Hope thats true. Am trying to work on the weight, need to lose 50 pounds.
  • Hope you are doing well after your surgery. Let me know as soon as you feel well to email
    Thanks Lynda
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