I am 38 years old and I am in relatively good shape. I bike, jog, and do a lot of manual labor around the house.
I had an adominal CAT scan done for a stomach issue and to my suprise it showed up that I have a Grade 2 Chronic Spondylolthesisn in my lower back. My back has been mildly hurting me for the last decade. It seems that the better shape I am in, the less pain I have. SOmetimes no pain at all. I never have pain down my legs, just soreness in the actual lower back.
I made an appiointment with a local Neuralsurgeon, and he told me I need a Spinal Fusion. No talk of PT or any other type of medical intervention. I am in a state of shock, I thought the purpose of a Fusion was to eliminate back pain. I am not in Pain!!!
I just had a LUmber Xray and MRI done late last week. It just seems not right that I should be letting someone cut open my back at this point. I just made two more appointments to get a second and third opinion.
Now I feel like my back is a ticking timebomb and I am really afraid to continue me active lifestyle. Any advise fwould be greatly appreciated.