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my low back conditions are bad ! or not bad ! i am confused !

hedi07hhedi07 Posts: 1
edited 10/12/2015 - 5:05 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hello everyone,

I've got a lot of fog about my condition. After a referral to a back pain specialist, I've still not even had a call in a week and a half.

when my family doctor sow my MRI report, he told me there is no big issues in the report, and i dont need to worry about any thing . I just need to keep doing the physiotherapie and my back gonna be better so soon.

this good news made me feel so good and so happy !

but when i told my doctor that i do a lot of physical work and a lot of lifting at the company i am working with, and i want to know if i can go back to do my same job without risk as soon as my back get better, he couldnt say to me any thing and he couldnt tell me if i can or i cant ! he said to me: ``it is up to you ! ``

but i cant tell better than the doctor !

so i started feeling little confused and worry again ! when my family doctor noticed that he, decided to send me to a back specialist and he said the back spesialit gonna tell me everything,

this is all my story so far , now i still waiting to receive a call from the back specialist !

this is they problems i am having in my back ,
2 mm anterolisthesis L4 on L5. No marrow pathology. Disc desiccation is present at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Intervertebral discs maintain normal height. The conus is normal.

SUMMARY:Minimal-mild degenerative changes of the lumbar spine. Grade 1 degenerative anterolisthesis L4 on L5. Suspect small annular tear at L5-S1 with an accompanying small central and left paracentral disc protrusion. Minimal mass effect on the anterior left lateral aspect of the thecal sac results.

I know everyone here is or has been in a similar or worse position so I send my well wishes out as I'm sure I will receive them.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    So glad your doctor listened to your concerns.
    Being sent to spine specialist seems very good!

    When I was referred, docotr did different testing. EMG was most revealing for me with spine issues not previously noted.
    He also guided me with any restrictions and limitations and for how long.

    I wish you the very best as you continue with consultation!
    Keep us posted on how you are doing!
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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