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Another Newbie with a Question

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello - this is my first post and my first visit to this site. Back in 1991 I was diagnosed with bilateral spondylolysis of L5 with no spondylolisthesis present. Being only 24 then, it didn't bother me all too often and I was still able to run, weight lift, etc. A few moths ago, my lower back really began to bother me and I have numbness in my right leg and especially my right butt cheek. So much so that I haven't been able to be as active as I usually am. I had an Xray and learned that I now have Grade 1 spondylolisthesis with 7 mm anterolisthesis of L5 on S1.

My question is: This time last year I was fit as a fiddle running 6 miles 4 times a week and weightlifting with no back pain at all. I was in Iraq and had a good fall on my left side that hurt my shoulder and rattled my back - could that fall been the cause of the crack I've been told that is the cause for the 7 mm anterolisthesis and my current pain? I'm scheduled to see the neurosurgeon next month and am taking celebrex and ultram until then. Does my condition usually warrant surgery?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sure you are in pain and maybe you should do some homework. :? check out "Conditions" at the top of the forum for more info. good luck and stop by anytime. :D Jenny :)
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Welcome to Spine-Health forum, you will find the site has plenty of support and information.


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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