So I was able to get in to my back dr sooner than I had planned to review my MRI. The dr view my MRI films and said nothing was severely wrong but the only way to get some relief (about 70% relief) would be with L5-S1 fusion. Im only 25 yrs old and this seems so radical and severe and permanent. But my pain is so severe as well. I can't bend over to pick something up without excruciating pain, I can't walk a few minutes without pain, nothing. It affects my sleep and my work. I added a link here to the pic of my MRI report so you can get a better idea. Any advice would be greatly appreciated on your thoughts or experiences with fusion. Thanks!
At 25 years old and if you did not hurt your back, do not get any fusion. Go the natural way first. What I believe is that you have pinched and dislocated nerves in your lower back areas and they need to be reset soonest. I know as I have been a healer for more than 14 years.
You have a pars defect at L5-S1 this is a separation of the bony ring that surrounds the spinal cord at the rear of the vertebrae. Your MRI report states that it has not changed since it was last imaged.
A pars defect can result in spondylolisthesis this is when one vertebra slips forward in relation to the others. this probably has not happened in your case as the bone has only separated on one side but that may change in the future. A successful outcome from surgery is never guaranteed but the best person to know whether you need surgery is an highly qualified surgeon if you choose surgery make sure the surgeon is highly recommended and get a second opinion.
The other problem you have is the abnormal curvature of your spine this probably needs to be addressed as well if you see any phsios chiros or osteopaths make sure they are aware of your pars defect or they could aggravate it.