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spondylosithesis and retrolisthesis

caryjotty14ccaryjotty14 Posts: 3
edited 04/12/2013 - 6:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi my husband had a work accident, he has severe back pain. He has been in and out of work for past year, more out than in and with treatment with no positive results. Medications, therapy and so. He is worst, limping, not sleeping. The doctor told him since Jan 29 not to work. His MRI came with bulging disk on L4-L5 and L5-S1 and both disc are desiccated, DJD, retrolisthesis grade I on L4 and spondylolisthesis grade I on L5, a lipoma on L3. The EMG showed bilateral radiculopathy on L5 and it said something about borderline motor sensory nor test for age. He will turn 51 in July. The Dr. said he needs to be operated. Is it really necessary are there any guarantee that he will get better. Everybody says its not worth it, I am so worried.
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    edited 04/12/2013 - 7:49 AM
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