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Iam confused

Mr_TarekMMr_Tarek Posts: 1
edited 01/28/2015 - 8:46 PM in Lower Back Pain
hello my name is tarek im 24 years old i do bodybuilding not a pro. i workout 4 to 6 times a week and sometimes less .
recently when i bend over a bit i feel like i get slight pain in my left leg and the doctor said it could be the sciatic nerve .
anyway he asked me to do a xray and i did and i got the results today and that was the results

there is mild end plate change at L3/4 with slight loss of disk space hight. no spondylolysis or spndylolisthesis is visible . sacroiliac joints appear normal .

im confused and the doctor told me not to worry much and just be carefull of my form when i lift weights but im a health freak and i always try to be as healthy as i can be . i never smoked or drank in my life and always eat right. and thing like that scares me like hell.
what do you think should i be worried. im scared as hell and dont know what to do . please help me. if there is anything i can do . or how much should i be worried .? and can anyone put it to me in simple words as English is my 2nd language.
what do you think?


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 01/28/2015 - 8:46 PM
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    Use that above hyperlink to help you get started with Spine-Health and navigate through the system.

    If there are any questions, you can always post them here, send Liz or myself a private message or contact Ron rdilauro@veritashealth.com

    There is nobody on the forum qualified or allowed to give advice on a x ray or scan. The doctor told you to be careful and I suggest this is good advice when experiencing pain when lifting weights .


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Doug HellDoug Hell Posts: 335
    edited 01/29/2015 - 3:19 AM
    What you need to do is tell us in your own words what the Doctor told you. If you are unsure, we certainly wont be able to be sure! Call and discuss this with your Doc's secretary or make an apt to sit down with him and get the results you need. Write it down so you don't forget and then come and share it with us. When we have a bit more info, I'm sure someone here will be able to help you with your questions, concerns and fears.

    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,857
    There are over 25,000 International Members at Spine-Health. Perhaps someone out there has more information for you.

    From the moderators and Spine-Health's view, we do not have any more resources that could help you.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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