Hi, it's me, Dapper again.
Last time I posted, no one really seemed to give me any suggestions except to re-paste all the links I was given, despite browsing through the entire site.
It's been about 4 months now, and I'm only 19 years old. I was in severe pain previously, but I'm a lot better now after resting a little bit. Today, I went to an orthopedic doctor, and as he looked at my x-rays from 2 months ago, he said that I have a mild degenerative disc in my lumbar area, due to a pars defect. Dancing is one of my hobbies, and it's really bothersome that my back feels stiff when I stretch, and that I have hip pain. I started physical therapy about a month and a half ago.
Will this pain go away in the next few months? I'm continuing physical therapy, as well as exercising everyday, stretching, and I just now got the confirmation to do some yoga. Honestly, I'm a very active person, so to not dance is a huge bummer.
He did tell me to take it easy and do some core strengthening exercises (which I have looked up through this site), but as time goes on, the condition may get worse.
I've thought about getting PRP therapy some time in the future, despite how expensive it is. Besides that, can anyone tell me their input on what I should expect? Right now, all I have are some aching pains in my back when I stand, and some annoying pain in my left hip when I get up from sitting, and it takes a while for my hip to adjust when I lie down on my back for a bit before settling down. But all I want to know for the moment is if this pain will subside since it's kind of "mild" from what the ortho said.