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Spondylolisthesis/DDD/Herniated disc/ & pars fracture
Hiya, wasnt sure where to post this but i was wondering if anyone could me me any help/tips or advice.Same as most its a long story but i have recenly been diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis/DDD/Herniated disc/ & pars fracture. I have tried all the conservative treatments ie physically threapy, nsaid, nerve pain tablets, pain killer, exercise etc. most recently i went to theater for epidural spinal injection via live x-ray (floroscopy I think its called) with the cortizone they also injected some anaestict into the direct place in the spine. since that though the pain has became much worse. then it eased a little. but where I previously had a numb leg/foot etc I now have pain. the spasams have eased ever so slightly & I do have a very small amount of extra flexability in my movement as was very stiff before. But the pain just feels worse & im still unable to function properly & every day is agony at best !! I just seem to be getting worse & worse. The surgeon did seem to think even though he was giving me the epidural shot I would still need surgery to fuse & stabilize the verabrea from further movement. I have one more mri booked & back to see consultant in few weeks where he will decided what to do. I am worried & scared. There are so many different stories about surgery working & not working. I would appreciate any help, advice, or even just a chat with fellow suffer's. before this I was a very fit active mother of 3 !!.......I just want my life back Thanks for reading xx