Well my back has continued to cause me grief, I went through four different injections, physical therepy etc, Nothing I do has helped, Then while walking through the store, I pushed on my back on the side that bulges. I found instantly that it felt better, I ordered a brace from amazon because when I would try to walk, I couldnt get more than a 100 feet without hurting bad, When it helped I wore it all the time for the last couple of months because I could walk and do household chores again. Probably not a good idea, cause it causes my stomach muscles to be lazy. I met with the Dr to discuss options, he informed me that I can only wear it 6-8 hrs a day. My back has gotten worse, My last scan showed a double major curve in thoracic
and lumbar spine. It is measured at 61
degrees from T3 to T12 and 65 degrees from T12 to L4. The Dr sent me for another CT Scan the scan cabe back with alot of words that I dont know are below , love Google for info though.
There is a lumbar
levoscoliosis centered at L2-L3, overall similar compared to the prior study
there is approximately 7 mm left lateral listhesis of L3 on L4 and 4 mm of left
lateral listhesis of L2 on L3. There is multilevel degenerative disc disease
with disc space loss most pronounced at L1-L2 and L2-L3, predominantly on the
right side. Severe multilevel facet arthropathy is also present. Multiple disc
bulges are present, most pronounced at L3-L4 and L4-L5 with mild spinal canal
narrowing. Moderate left foraminal narrowing at L4-L5. No acute bony findings.
Partially visualized liver cysts.
Looks like I will be having surgury some time this fall,.he stated , we are going to obtain a CT in the supine position of her thoracic and lumbar spine to see how much she straightens and then we will schedule surgical interventioneed an anterior stabilization at L5-S1 and L4-L5 as well as posterior correction with osteotomies and fusion from T4 to the pelvis posteriorly.
I have been trying to find information regarding this and exactly what it is and what do I need to do to prepare for it. Any help with where I can read to inform myself is appreciated.