I am a 24 year old that has been suffering with chronic lower back pain for the last 10 years or so. Some days it is not so bad but others the pain is unbearable. After a handful of unsuccessful doctor visits I went to a Spine Specialist. He sent me for an MRI and I have been diagnosed with:
1) Degenerative Disc Disease – Lumbar
2) Disc Displacement w/o Myelopathy – Lumbar
3) Stenosis – Lumbar with Neurogenic Claudication
4) Spondylolisthesis – Acquired
He said he didn't believe it was the back of a 24 year old. So I am about to start Physical Therapy (which hasn't worked in the past) and anti-inflammatory’s. I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to if the conditions will worsen with age and if so how much? I was also wondering what kind of surgery might be possible to try to fix the problem.
Thanks in advance,