I am going to be having an ADR of my L5/S1. I have mentioned in another post that I am concerned about having an ADR with moderate hypertrophy of my facets...but I also have another concern..stability.
What is the best test to see about stability of the spine? I have had xrays and many MRI's, but would these show stability issues?
When I saw the surgeon, he asked if I have had positional xrays done, instead of the standard lying down ones. I have not. We then got on to another topic. I was wondering if this would show instability the best...other than positional MRI? I would think that if you have instability issues, adr would not be an option, but fusion would be better?
The worst pain that I have is with sitting, so it would probably be a good idea to have xrays in that position. Is it common for people to have instability when they are in different positions, but then everything looks okay on MRI/XRAY when doing the standard lying down ones?
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012