Hi everyone, I am new to the forum. I was diagnosed with grade 2 spondylolisthesis about 5 years ago. As of a recent MRI, I am still a grade 2. But it seems as though I have symptoms that I have not found a reason for yet. I will post in the lower back pain forum with all that.
Anyway, I know when I injured my back... I was 14 years old and fell really hard when I was water skiing. Finally, after several weeks of pain, my dad took me to a chiropractor. I was not x-rayed, but after several adjustments, the pain went away and I was off and running. I was really involved in gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and racquet ball.
Fast forward about 25 years.... Was having some back pain, so I took myself to a chiropractor. He x-rayed me and asked when did I break my back. I said WHAT? Sure enough, it had been broken all those years ago. That is when I saw on the x-ray I had spondylolisthesis. I guess, because of the years of gymnastics, I blew the range of motion tests off the charts. I was still almost as flexible as I was as a teenager. That earned me the name of Gumbie at the chiropractor office.
So they adjusted me for a while and I was fine for another 3 years. Then I started having trouble sleeping.... Which brings me to where I am today.
Thanks for this forum. i hope I can learn some things and benefit from the forum as well as contribute to it in hopes of helping someone else.