Hello, everyone. I am new, and hoping someone is familiar with my most recent diagnosis. The ortho MD said it was rare, I can't find it on the web so I guess so! I knew I had DDD, a herniated disc, spondylosis throughout my spine, narrowing of the spinal canal, blah blah but turns out my "big ouch" is because I have a gap in my spine when I move a certain way- it was alarming to see on the x-ray! Then I move another way and my spine "CHINKS together...it wiggles and it REALLY shouldn't do that!" is how the ortho put it. He said it was very uncommon for the spine/vertebraes to move up and down, usually it is the forward/backward slippage.
I like to read up on my conditions & treatment options so I can be proactive in my care, and it's bugging me I can't do so. Can only be fixed by fusion, I'm only 31 so the plan is to stave off worsening as long as possible by strengthening my body & pain control by epidurals.
Has anyone ever heard of this, or even dealing/dealt with the pain of spinal slippage? I'd really appreciate any input!