Hi everyone, I just had my x ray that I will take to my 6 week appointment on Monday, it reads:
2 view lumbar spine series shows surgical hardware at l4 l5 and s1. The l4 vertebral body is 4 to 5 mm anteriorly positioned in relation to l5 similar to the previous MRI. There is loss of disc space height at this level. No compression fractures.
Now I know we are not docs here but something seems wrong with that to me. Even though there is no mention of the l5s1 space, I take that as a good sign,that it is probably where it should be at this point. I am concerned about the l4l5 space/slipage. I thought that was fixed, it sounds to me like that is incorrect. There is also no mention of fusion at all, I have been reading here long enough to know that 6 weeks may not be long enough to see fusion so that does not really worry me. The MRI referrd to was pre-op. If anyone has had a similar x ray report or has any opinion, please post it for me. I will discuss all of this with my doc on Monday, but I am worried something has gone very wrong. As always thanks for your input/opinions.
God Bless, Shirley