Hi, My name is Therese. I posted a few months ago but didn't get much response so I thought I would just ask one question at a time, haha. I am a 17 year old girl who started having neck pain about 2 years ago.
It has dramatically increased in the last 5 months to the point where daily functioning is difficult. I've had several MRI's and X-Rays that have shown spondylolisthesis at c2-c3 and c4-c5 along with some disc protrusions, one that is flattening my spinal cord.
Several doctors I have seen have told me that 'everyone has disc bulges, they don't usually cause problems.' I don't understand that because it seems that so many people get surgery for these conditions.
I am wondering at what mm spondylolisthesis is considered serious. my MRI says it is 3mm, and does not give a Grade. Everywhere I look online says c2-c3 spondylolisthesis is an injury typically seen after someone's hung themselves! How can that not be serious? Thank you for any feedback you can offer. -Therese