I'm new to this forum, but not new to back pain
My MRI shows some damage in the lumbar-sacral region, including mild spondylolisthesis, DDD of L5-S1, and lipomatosis of the thecal sac, which sounds obscene but basically means a blob of fat pushing on my nerve roots...
unfortunately, there is also a big fat blob on the front of my body, which makes everything worse. I saw a neurosurgeon today. He looked at my films, poked and prodded, asked a bunch of questions, and then told me that I'm fat. Like that's news to me, or something!
Anyway, I'm going to be doing some exercise therapy at home, and doing my best to lose some weight. It won't be easy, but I have the rest of my life to get it right, right? I'm sure I will have at least 3 or 4 stupid questions, but I'll try to keep things relevant, or at least entertaining.