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Spondy question

crashdummieccrashdummie Posts: 38
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Lower Back Pain
I'm trying to find out if i have spondylolisthesis or not. If someone could look at my x-rays and give me some insight that would be great. heres the link:


I think I see a break but I'm not sure. I'm going to have the doctors and radiologist have another look at them.

I've also been have like a popping sensation near my scarum area. Is this an indication of spondy and pars defect?



  • So sorry, but SH members do not read x-rays or give medical advice, mostly we give support through our experiences.

    If you can, seek another medical opinion.
  • You will need a doctor to read your X-ray, but I can offer a couple generalities about spondylolisthesis. IF you do have a slippage, it is not blatantly obvious, at least to this layman. Mine was much more obvious.

    I just wanted to point out that many people have a small spondy and are not aware of it until they have an X-ray for another purpose. It does not cause any symptoms that made the person aware of its presence.

    Regarding the popping sensation, this can be something as simple as a ligament catching as it passes over a tendon or something else. Most people with a fractured pars do not realize it.

    When do you see your doctor?
  • Thanks for the replies guys:)


    I have seen the doctor and she went over the radiology report which didnt mention anything but alittle narrowing between L2-L3.

    Is it possible these radiologists would miss a pars defect? even a little facture?

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