Hello, i am writing on behalf of my husband.
My husband was injured in Afghanistan a year ago. We recieved his medical notes from a CT scan he had initially after injury and the notes on spinal area say he has Chronic L5 pars defects with Grade 1 spondilolisthesis of L5/S1.
He landed on his back when thrown by blast and had high level of bruising to coccyx area following debridement surgery to left buttock to remove some of the shrapnel.
He was told the pain in his lower back was caused by nerval damage and would heal in time and also classed him of having "back pain syndrome". The pars/spondilisthesis has only come to light from us getting hold of medical record ourselves.
My question is; is it possible the impact/blast caused him to be symptomatic? He has never had lower back pain ever before and very fit and healthy.
I just wonder why the military have not informed my husband of this medical finding. Currently trying to fight a medical discharge, but i would really be grateful for all your help and advice on this matter. We have only seen the notes today. Thank you. Kind regards.