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Spondylothesis


#1

Ok guys i've been diagonsed with spondy about 4 weeks ago i havent been lifting like usual i do squat though behind my coaches back . Hes making me get a note that im fine but i can still squat . My grade of spondy is grade 1 and also i can make my lower back where my but is crack , its really wierd. But can anybody give me advice if my lifting days are over?

Also my chiropractor is 100 positive that i was born with this since birth since i told him the pain went away after a week. So please somebody give me some advice , im going to get my MRI on thursday.


#2

Who diagnosed you with a spondy? What films were already taken? What level vertebrae is the spondy at? Was it a spondylosis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

How old are you? What activities/sports do you play? Which is your main focus for athletic participation?

Right now, without having all of your studies done, it a pretty damn stupid to be going and squatting. All you need is to create more slippage of the vertebral body and then you may go from a non-surgical approach, to a surgical situation.

My advice, STOP any axially loaded exercises and anything that would promote any type of lumbar movement (as that is where I am assuming you have the spondy) until you get the final word from a physician after the MRI is done.

AFTER a final diagnosis has been given, read up on Eric Cressey's "Low Back Savers" series on this website - use the search function to find the articles. I think it is a 3 part series.


#3

My chiropractor diagnosed me with it but he said i was born with it so is that any different? A Xray was taken im getting a MRi done tommorow the verterbrae was L5 grade 1 very little i am 17
i dont really play any sports just lift to get stronger


#4

Did he say how he determined you were born with it? Was there any incident initially that made you go to see the chiro?

I would wait for the MRI. Have you seen any other physicians besides the chiro? Does the chiro you saw have any specialities?

I still say stop the activities that I listed previously until you get a final diagnosis. Do you have video of you squatting by chance?


#5

yeah i do , the incident is that i went to heavy on a squat then my lower back felt uncomforable i shouldve stopped there but then i finished with deadlifts. the chiro said i would be still in pain if i just acquired spondylothesis so hes positive i was born with it. Once i go to the MRI and get the results i have to go to the orthopedic. Heres my video it was semi heavy for me this is a long time ago but here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRho_aw1qz4