I am have been looking at the sight for awhile and I just meet with my neuorologist regarding lower back, and leg pain to get the results of an MRI. Below are the findings from the MRI.
L5-S1: Broad-based disc bulge. No central stenosis. There are
bilateral L5 pars defects without evidence of
spondylolisthesis. Disc bulge results in moderate bilateral
foraminal stenosis slightly greater on the right than the left.
1. At L5-S1, there are bilateral pars defects without
spondylolisthesis. Broad-based disc bulge lateralizes to the
right resulting in moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis slightly
greater on the right than the left. No central stenosis.
The Doc prescribed a 10 day taper of prednisone. I am a little concerned about taking such a strong drug and was hoping to get some input from people who have had some experience. He also said that if this does not work the next step will be injections to the L5.
Any insight would be great. Thanks