It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test
The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
Data Entry Job – SCAM!
We are aware that someone out there is using our CEO’s name and our company name to “recruit” people for a data entry job. It is a fake. Please do not give them any of your personal information. We are not now, nor have we ever, had data entry positions available.
I had L4-5 duscectomy in May 2014, followed by a L4-5 fusion in Feb 2015. I have since been diagnosed with ASD retrolisthesis at L5-S1.
I can't walk far enough without pain to keep my fitness up and my weight is still creeping up and up. My orthopaedic consultant has said that my weight is the likeliest cause if my back pain.
I was never a good eater and always kept my weight down with ice hockey, swimming and walking. I've tried all sorts of diets in the last few years and I just can't stick with them. I'm 6'3" and my BMI is at 36.5.
Rather than wait until more damage is done, I'm seeing a bariatric surgeon on 25th to discuss weight loss surgery. Not sure whether he'll recommend lap band or sleeve gastrectomy.
Anyone else had weight loss surgery? Did it help your back?
L5-S1 herniation. Both knee meniscus tear. L4-5 herniation - 2 x nerve block injections. L4-5 discectomy. L1-2 nerve block injection. L4-5 reherniation - TLIF fusion. 2016: L1-2 and L5-S1 retrolistheses and multiple facet joint degeneration.