hiya...about 6 months ago i took a nasty fall off of a deck (drunk - totally my fault). anyway, started to notice some lower back pain which has progressively gotten worse (at 6 months, you'd think it would have healed). i have a hard time bending or lifting. back gets stiff. sitting too long is also a huge problem. walking seems to help things (well, kinda. my b. collie loves to PULL haha), weirdly. and of course rest.
anyway, finally went for an x-ray last week. just got the results. "there is a suggestion of a defect in the pars interarticularis of the L5 vertebra..."
anyone know what the heck this means? is this related to arthritis? the clinic doc just told me to get an MRI...which I'll be scheduling ASAP.
thanks so much!