I posted a few days ago about this...didn't get much feedback. I had a micro d in Nov. 2007. I have been stiff, some spasms, more pain than normal...NOTHING LIKE pre-surgery though.
I had the MRI and asked for the report since I couldn't it in with my neuro until 8/28 (almost a month between) and I wanted to know or see for myself was was up since it was so far away.
At the time of my surgery there was nothing stated about ANTEROLISTHESIS at all just a major disc. herniation L5-S1 area. I'm concerned because from what I've read it's like a fracture and I haven't hurt myself. I get what it means as far as "slippage" but does it ALWAYS requre surgery or can you just medicate pain and wait it out? PT? I'm just wondering if anyone else has this diag. and what they did?
Also noted L4-5; demonstates a right paracentral disc bulge (3mm) mild alteration of the normal signal. Mild crowding of the right lateral recess but central canal and foramina at patent.
Anyone in this situation or have insight as to how it's treated would be great!