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Not sure if I am using this thing right but here it goes....I have been told 4 times that I need surgery to fix the problem and the problem will probably keep getting worse..my mri says I have multilevel disk degeneration and spondylotic changes
my five lower disk are proturding, but mri says I have no herniantion.it says I have degenerative disk desiccation seen throughout the lumbar spine with sparing at l5 and s1
the mri states I have no neural impingement. the surgeons say I have a grade 1 spondylolthisis 5 over S 1, I have been having proplems since 2002 I do good for awile then I have these flare ups. had one in 2002 2008 and now...my flare ups cause me to walk with a limp and burning pain and with this new flare up alot of numbness when walking and had numbness in my saddle area, ( that has seems to be getting better)I have pain off and on between these flare ups. I can bend with no pain. but the walking gets to me hip seems to be out or I feel crooked, now my question is..... should I have the surgery? this thing has got better in the past so mybe it will again. The dr. did tell me to find another job. I do housekeeping in a hospital. I know that is hard on my back. but cleaning is all I have ever done...not sure what else I can do. the numbness has got me worried it goes clear to my foot, I am scared to death of the surgery. I went to the classed they had b4 surgery and that scared me to death! I just dont want to rush into surgery.but then I dont want to get worse where this thing cant be fixed either. just want to get some input on all this what other ppl think. Thanks