Hi.. I am new to this forum but not to lower back pain.
For years now, at least once or twice a year I would get lower back pain and mild spasms after doing something menial such as just bending to pick something up. I have gone to chiropractors and had adjustments and felt fine a few days later.
What brings me to the forum is new... Last week while sitting, I reached out to put down a magazine. I felt a couple of small twinges, then pow! I was hit with the worse lower back spasm I have ever felt. I spent 45 minutes lying on the floor in cold sweats, I could hardly breathe. I finally pulled my self over to my bed and pulled myself in. I took flexoril and hydrocodone and spent the day in bed. My wife came home that evening and checked on me. I still could not move without the spasm reoccurring. The only way it would stop is if while laying on my back, bent my left knee and extended my right leg. She decided to call an ambulance and they me placed on the gurney in the one non painful position.
At the hospital they took X-rays and the Dr came in and said everything was OK and gave me a valium shot. He also said that I might want to see an Orthopedic Specialist.
The Ortho asked me to pickup the Xrays from the hospital and come in. Which I did. The comments page of the xrays said that I had anterolisthesis grade 1 of L5 on S1. The Ortho read this and asked if I had had pain like this prior. I told him only mild. HE said lets get an MRI before we go any further..
Does anyone have this experience or any suggestions? Is this where they talk fusions?