Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic;
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings
1548 days ago
answer: the bottom of the lumbar spine is slipped completely in front of the sacrum. patient needed a fusion operation.
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I had a spinal fusion when I was 17. Before the operation, I couldn't walk, stand, drive, etc. without extreme pain down my right leg. I was diagnosed with spondilylolisthesis (sp). Alhamdulillah the operation was successful.
it looks more like a posterior displacement of the sacrum
oh my gosh that sounds painful. hope all is fused and better.
ataxia tremors, how to diagnos without family history and no insurance/
spondylitisis, is it genetic?
daniadiamond--Fusion meant a fusing together (to keep in place), in this case a section of the lumbar spine.
Ouch! I didn't need a fusion I just had 30% of my L4 disc removed. Felt so much better after I did
what is a fusion?
I had a surgery in 2005 for almost exactly this same thing ! Painfully long recovery !
oh yea, i knew that.
looks same as my xrays.. ouch, ouch, ouch!
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