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L5 bilateral spondylosis - are there alternatives?

IngweIIngwe Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All

More than a year ago I was diagnosed with a stable bilateral spondylosis (L5 - grade 1 slip). The specialist I spoke to said I essentially had two options: a spinal fusion or pain management techniques including diet, exercise, medication, meditation and other non-invasive alternatives. I decided to avoid a fusion, exercise properly, keep my weight down and try what ever other management techniques I can find. Yet, a year and a bit on, the pain is still there and it is increasing.

I would really like to find a surgical (or other) intervention that can repair the broken pars directly. I assume this will ease the pain, increase mobility and strengthen my lower back. I would like to re-establish full healthy functioning of the L5 vertebrae and not simply ease pain or further stabilize the area through a fusion.

If anyone knows of alternative treatments for this please let me know. Research cases included. I am open to all possibilities.

Kind regards,
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