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  • Good luck. Please keep us posted. 

  • Ok so I saw the spine specialist today. Because I made this appointment Monday afternoon I didnt have time to go get a disk with the MRI images on it for him to look at but I did have the report. He compared the findings on the report to my MRI done right after I injured my back and said if the report was accurate then it has definitely gotten worse over time rather than better. He said he wants me to get the disk so he can look at the images himself. He did order x-rays and the one taken while I was slightly bent forward showed that the L4 and L5 vertebra were not lining up like the rest. He acknowledged that I have been proactive with this and have taken all the normal steps for relief and that now were at the point of surgery being a possibility. I have another appointment with him for the 10th of this month where he will look at the MRI images that I have to get. He said if the images confirm the MRI report then i will be looking at a fusion. However, if the images leave him with doubt then he will order a discogram. So right now I'm in limbo I guess. He did give some positive news that if the MRI confirms the retrolisthesis then I shouldn't have any issue with my insurance company approving the fusion. So now I wait till the 10th. 

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  • Sarah, for what it’s worth, I’m happy for you! You at least have things started and your spine specialist will take it from there! Surgery is usually not what we ever want to hear but it sure beats getting the run around or MDs not believing your in pain. Now relax and take it 1 day at a time. No need for worrying!......David

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