:)Saw my PT today. Thanks to use of a couple of machines, electrical stimulation, hot packs and exercises done twice a day, improvement of my lower back pain has been awesome - on the 1 to 10 scale, down from an average of 8 to, usually, 3 or 4 (top is 5). The therapist also gave me the good news that, despite what my docs said before the PT started, I stand a good chance of avoiding surgery, which would've been a procedure I utterly dreaded: fusion. Yippee-yi-yay-ki-yay!!!!!
Scoliosis, herniated L4-5 disk encroaching on nerve root, grade 1 spondylolisthesis at L4-5, mild herniations at L2-3 and 3-4.