Been having a lot of pain that has kept me from deadlifting and squatting for the most part since June of 2012. I messed my back up a bit in a meet and have gone to 5 different chiropractors and spent a good chunk of change trying to get it better. No dice, so finally broke down and told the chiro to get me an MRI last week. Here are the results:
-L2/L3: Mild disc desication (loss of height) with mild diffuse disc bulge.
-L4/L5: Disc desication with broad based posterior disc bulge. Also annual tear within the disc annulus
-L5/S1: Disc desication with broad based disc PROTRUSION, causing moderate/severe impingement upon left neural recesses and foramen
Also my L3 is slightly forward (retrolisthesis) of L4, and L5 is slightly forward of S1
I’ve got an appointment with the chiro on Tuesday to discuss my way ahead, but I think it is going to involve a practitioner with a bit more degree of experience than my chiro. I’m thinking at least a Physical Therapist, but maybe talking to a spinal expert as well?
The L2/L3 thing I think is minor and doesn’t even give me problems, but the L4/L5 and L5/S1 is where the real problem lies.