I Have Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Spondylolisthesis. You're not alone. 234 People

    My pain worses everyday.

    I don't know how much longer I can pretend I'm ok. Having trouble with my neck now, hopefully nothing serious. I wish there was more they could do for me. I know it will only get worse not better, but I would love one day pain free.
    Alli6372 Alli6372
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2015

    Newbie. Morning is bad don't know why?

    Don't remember getting any numbers associated with my diagnosis. 54 yrs old have had issues since 30s worse in last year. Stopped jogging but would like to know what physical activity is ok? Did PT work for any of you? Diagnosed this summer and that was all dr offered other than...
    emayess emayess
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2013

    I find it more and more difficult to deal with

    everyday life. The pain keeps me up, My legs feel as though someone is stabbing them, My back aches so terrilbe, lost feeling in my toes, headaches, somedays feels as though someone stabbed me in my spine. Trying to remain postive, Im not going to let this beat me. However I am...
    Alli6372 Alli6372
    31-35, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    I am a 58 yr old married female with my

    youngest at 16 yrs and still at home. My diagnosis came after my latest pregnancy with her and is the result of one of two things, I was a gymnast and athlete from age 6 to about 16 or in 1998 I fell all the way down a flight of stairs helping move a treadmill to my basement...
    inamoodforamelody inamoodforamelody
    56-60, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    Extreme Lower Back Pain

    I have been told I have a Grade 4 slippage at S1, not only am I in extreme pain my left foot is also numb. In 96 I had fusion on L-5-4 & 3. That fusion is solid. It's below that now that is the problem. I have been dealing with this for 10 months now, the doctor I have been...
    misrenegade misrenegade
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2013

    I Got Some Good News

    i played a lot of basketball in my teens and through my early 20's. After one game (@ age 16) my back was in a total spasm - one of my teammates had to untie my shoes! Diagnosis: back spasm, no x-ray, conservative treatment: muscle relaxants, warm bath, knees to chest, board...
    Stripesmom Stripesmom
    51-55
    1 Response May 11, 2011

    A Single Operation Can Change Your Whole Life

    I am a 16 year old girl who had spondilosthesis since I was 4 years. It has taken over my life. My back is ugly and deformed. I have spent all my childhood in and out of the hospital. I've been on crutches for 3 years because I was too weak to walk properly. I have finally...
    Heihei123456 Heihei123456
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    Confused Alone And Terrified

    I'm so glad to finally find a place where people will understand what I'm going through!!I'm 22 and have been suffering with leg and back pain since I was 15, All started when I used to dance and I began experiencing shooting pains down my left leg. This was palmed off as...
    lindsb lindsb
    22-25
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    I was born with Spondylolisthesis.

    The doctor's never told my parents about it until I started to feel pain when I was 8 years old. I am currently 15 years old. I am at grade 1 but I am in immense pain. I have to wear a 5 lb. back brace every day which hinders my movement and breathing. I am always in constant...
    kenziesmall kenziesmall
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

    Spondylolisthesis & Gi Problems

    Hi everyone! I found out 3 days ago I have level II spondo. I also had juvenile bunions. I have been going to doctors for the past 3 years for various symptoms for my GI tract. I would like anyone else who has various GI symptoms like IBS, constipation, heartburn with their...
    LizzyS LizzyS
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2010

    Hi my names Lauren I'm 19

    and I have had spondylolisthesis since I've been 14-15(kinda)..mine is slightly different I haven't gained this from any sports/accidents or Injurys I was born with it. I have grade 3 and it is affecting my l4-l5 the reason my vertabrae is at a slip is simply because my spine...
    Laurenjess Laurenjess
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    Spondy Has Overtaken My Life

    I have had Spondy for most of my life (since childhood). It used to be a random thing where it would come and go by doing something to agitate it, but over the last couple years, I'm noticing it getting worse. The flare ups are happening more, even though I live a healthy...
    JD01 JD01
    31-35, F
    21 Responses Sep 2, 2010

    11 Years Old With Spondylolisthesis

    My life with spondylolisthesis at first was absolutely one of the worst times of my life, I am very flexible and double jointed so when I was little I did gymnastics, karate, and cheerleading. By the time I was in middle school I barely could walk without feeling severe pain in...
    inulover1319 inulover1319
    18-21, F
    Sep 5, 2012

    I got diagnosed last year (2013) in November

    and have been in Physiotherapy ever since. It's not high grade, but it is enough to bother me. We found out that the misalignment happens in my sleep due a weird sleeping position, so now I'm wearing a back brace (TLSO) to bed in order to keep my spine straight. That seems to...
    Ryan130376 Ryan130376
    36-40, M
    May 23, 2014

    Hopeful Victim Of Spondylolisthesis

    I am 29 years old and was very healthy and active all of my life. I danced, played soccer, softball and did karate growing up. A season didn't go by without me being involved in at least one activity. When I was 16 years old and playing soccer on 2 different teams, I began having...
    MetalChick07 MetalChick07
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2012

    Living With The Condtion

    Hi, It all started when i fell down some stairs when i was in my teens causing my condition to be worse. At the time i didn't know i had a problem until I suffered severly with my back. It took Two years and different Dr's before being diagnosed. I had surgery to help which...
    MIni01 MIni01
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2013

    I Would Love To Hear Off Anyone In The Same Boat!!

    Hi all,Well seen as I have just joined this group I guess I should start by telling my story of how I got here!! Any advice or anyone who wants to chat who are going through the same as me would be much appreciated!!I woke up one Sunday morning last September 2011 and an hour...
    gemmadarby gemmadarby
    26-30
    8 Responses Mar 2, 2012

    I have been diagnose with spondylolisthesis

    grade 3 and awaiting spinal fusion surgery l5 s1 and l4 and decompression.....I should be going in within the next 4-6 week.....I'm 28 years old and have a beautiful 16 month old daughter which I can't enjoy any activities with because of all the pain I have on a daily basis...
    Gussy031486 Gussy031486
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2014

    Part Of The 'lucky' 1%

    Ok, so i guess i start at the beginning? I initially went to my doctors complaining of lower back pain and pain in my hips, i'd been suffering for about a year (it only started due to waitressing). Due to my age she sent me for an x-ray. This came back showing i had a 'Pars...
    RawryW RawryW
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2013

    I was diagnosed with grade 1 slippage

    when I was 10. I was a competitive gymnast. My back had been hurting and I had thought it was just a muscle. I played soccer one day at school. I could barely walk during the game. After I sat down I couldn't get back up. I still play sports (quit gymnastics) so It always acts...
    sia909 sia909
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014

    My Spondylolisthesis Saga...

    No, I am not in pain 24/7, and I am very thankful for that. What I do have, as a result of my spondy is a neurogenic bladder. That means that my bladder isn't connected to my brain. About five or so years ago, I began having problems urinating. It was getting more and more...
    pipermac pipermac
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2013

    Hi, i have grade 5 spondylolisthesis,

    i was diagnosed when i was a freshmen in high school. My athletic career went down the drain! i have had four back surgeries, probably a 5th after i graduate from college to remove the screws but from nerve damage, i now have foot drop. I am only 20 years old. pretty crazy if...
    Ginaabean Ginaabean
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    My Spondylolisthesis Is Now A Level Three: What To Do?

    Hi! I've had problems with my spine all of my life, beginning with congenital spinal deformities. I had scoliosis surgery as a teenager. I was always scrawny and kind of awkward/uncoordinated as a child, but I got strong when I was given physical therapy exercises prior to...
    KaraLin KaraLin
    51-55
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    Exercise With Grade 1?

    Hey guys I have spondylolisthesis grade 1, just like my father before me did. It started last winter (I'm 18 now). I had really bad pain in my legs, but since I started taking an antidepressant (a SNRI), using a lumbar support in the car, sitting with better posture, and doing...
    noahlschneider noahlschneider
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2013

    So Glad I'm Not Alone.

    I am so glad there are other people who know what I'm going through. :o) A few years ago, I was living with mostly dull aches, and all the way to sharp, shooting pains in my left hip(or so I thought).  I really don't know how long it had been that way, I just lived with it...
    cmchamp13 cmchamp13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2012

    35 years old - grade 2 spondy.

    Probably degenerative and been in pain on and off since high school/college. After having 2 kids the pain is almost unbearable each day. I'm a yoga instructor and keep very active but worry that it will all stop and I will eventually need surgery. Things I am doing to keep the...
    lisakmoser lisakmoser
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    I was diagnosed with bilateral pars fractures

    and spondylolisthesis at the L5-S1 level last fall but I've been suffering from back pain for a while. I only got it looked at because I started a BFA dance program last fall and my training level and hours increased exponentially from where I was in high school. I want to be a...
    Lovetocreate Lovetocreate
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 13

    I was diagnosed with grade 1 verging on grade 2

    spondylolisthesis five years ago. I could not bend over without experiencing that creepy feeling of vertebrate slippage. I went to many chiropractors but none provided any relief. Then I went to see David Rowe, a chiropractor practicing in Manhattan. After a few months of...
    annekravet annekravet
    66-70, F
    1 Response Mar 30

    I'm 33 and a Paramedic

    that recently was injured on the job. They found Grade 2 almost 3 degenerative Spondy. In April it was a grade 1 and I had no idea until I had X-Rays that were taken in April sent to my spine doc. That being said I have had pain that has become worse and worse over the past...
    Mac0317 Mac0317
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    I Want My Back/leg To Stop Hurting!

    Hello!  I am a 48 year old woman who was diagnosed with Grade 2 S1-L5 Spondylolisthesis almost a year ago.  It all started on June 21, 2010....it was my first day back to work after being off for 6 weeks for a Hysterectomy.  I began to have pain in my right butt cheek...
    smiller0206 smiller0206
    46-50
    6 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    Hi I’m Nadine I’m 37 And I Have Had Spondylolisthesis For 15 Years Now

    Hi I’m Nadine I’m 37 and i have had spondylolisthesis for 15 years now, i have tried many different medications and different types of pain relief such as acupuncture , hydrotherapy , spinal injections, back brace and physio. I found the spinal injection help a lot but...
    nadedolly nadedolly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

    My Husband Is 27 Years Old Suffering From Spondylolisthesis

    Well, where do I begin?  My husband got hurt at work (salesperson/account manager) where he basically was doing his usually duty of stocking shelves at a supermarket of the product he sold.  He was lifting a couple of cases which wasn't out of the ordinary OR nothing...
    boo1027 boo1027
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 30, 2009

    Bilateral Pars Defect With Grade 2-3 Slippage L1 S5

    I was diagnosed 5 years ago.  I haven't been back to a doctor for this condition since then as there doesn't seem to be a cure.  How does everyone deal with the everyday pain and limitations.  I have searched the internet for years trying to find something that...
    kathy90 kathy90
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2010

    I am a 34 yr old mother of two teenage sons,

    who was born with Spondyloolisthesis. Grade 4-5 slip on L4-L5 S1. I had a fusion done at the age of 24 to keep me walking. Last year I went to My Nero and he told me there is nothing more he can do for me. I've struggled with this for the past year. However I desided to not let...
    Alli6372 Alli6372
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    New Spondylolisthesis Website!

    I have created a new website for people with spondy, it is the first site that has forums and capabilities for others to share their experiences, ask questions to others and seek all the information they need to help them. There is some specific forums for parents and young...
    nikkicollier999 nikkicollier999
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 24, 2012

    Just Found Out.

    I just found out I have grade 1 Spondylolisthesis. I told my doctor about my back pain not thinking he could actually do much (as it turns out I was right), but he sent me to get an x-ray. Which I was never planning on doing, since I go to college for dance.. my plan was to...
    priderock priderock
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

    A Life Changed

    I had surgery in december 2009 just after I turened 18 to fix grade 2 spondylolisthesis. L5/S1 was rapidly slipping and a clear lump on my back (which was the slipped spine) stuck out. My surgeon at Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield said there was clear bilateral pars defect and...
    graceandstrength graceandstrength
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

    I find myself trying to find more people like

    me. However not coming across many. I see many of you have grade 1-2 slips, not to many with a grade 4-5 slip like me. Not any that I have read who have been told they will be paralized from the waist down in a few years. Having no one to talk to is depressing. I don't want to...
    Alli6372 Alli6372
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    I Have Spondylolisthesis And Just Want To Talk To People Who Feel The Way I Do

    I am 49 years old soon to be 50 i have be dealing with my on going back problems since i got into the nursing field. I started out as a nurse's aide in high school and have always known that i wanted to be a nurse. So after high school i got married and did not go to nursing...
    toollady toollady
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 28, 2013

    Hi, I was diagnosed a

    while ago with grade 1 spondylolisthesis. I had back pain and irritation in my legs and hips for a while before the diagnosis and thought no more of it other than symptoms of working out or simple fatigue from my job. I handled things myself for the most part with lots of...
    twilburn8 twilburn8
    26-30
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    Just Been Told I Have Spondylolisthesis

    I found out just over a week and a half ago that I have spondylolisthesis at the age of 28. At first I didn't take it all that well, the day after I found out I spent the day in tears, I couldn't contain myself, the tears just flood out, even in the que to pick my kids up from...
    Twingirls2007 Twingirls2007
    26-30
    8 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    Degenerative Spondy

    So I am a 43 yr old hairstylist who has been standing at her job for 25 yrs and was diagnosed with degenerative spondyloisthesis. L4L5 apparently I have fairly advanced degeneration of the vertebra. I have tried special shoes, chiropractic, TENS, stretching, heat patches and I...
    TSnelson TSnelson
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2013

    I'm diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis Grade 1 in

    July, 2014. I got this while lifting heavy weight without proper posture and had seivere back pain. Took rest for 1 day, and did some exercies to relieve pain. Later everything was normal and i'm back to my normal work, but still there is little pain while sitting or standing...
    iamnav iamnav
    31-35, M
    Dec 17, 2015

    I Was Diagnosed With Spondylolysis But Now I Am Pain Free!!!

    I am 39 years old asian woman living in The Netherlands. I came across this site and I felt so sad after reading some sad stories. First of all, I was diagnosed with spondylolysis( L5-S1 grade1) when I was 26 years old....since then I was living in pain....the pain strikes when I...
    asianbuttefly asianbuttefly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    Living With Grade Iv Spondyloisthesis

    I am 28 years old and have grade IV spondylolisthesis. I underwent 17 hours of surgery in 2008 to fuse the problematic area (L4, L5 and S1) with titanium plaques. I first felt something wasn’t right at the age of 20 but the experts I saw in the U.K didn’t believe my back had...
    erasec83 erasec83
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2011

    I am 48 and was diagnosed with

    Spondylolisthesis at 24 when I was in a car accident. I was an athlete and had worked through various pains throughout my life and didn't think much of it other than they explained it was degenerative. I've had times when I was in pain for weeks and every weekend after...
    ranger170 ranger170
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2014

    Unwelcome Bump In The Road...

    I'm here at a crossroads - surgery or not.  Five years ago there was a "pars defect" and then two and a half years ago testing showed a grade two slippage at the L5-S1 level (isthmic, unstable).  After six months of PT...
    rkymtnbloom rkymtnbloom
    56-60, F
    17 Responses Nov 27, 2009

    Hmm... I Have Spondylolisthesis, And Have A Few Questions...

    Hi, I'm a 35yr old (female) and have a grade 1 spondylolisthesis at L5/S1.  My consultant recommends that I have a spinal fusion as the pain affects everything I do in my day to day life.  The pains that I get shooting across my buttocks and down my legs are unbearable, and...
    jac2211 jac2211
    31-35
    13 Responses May 15, 2011

    Diagnosed 4wks After Birth Of Second Baby

    I came down with sudden back pain when my newborn was 3wks old. It was so severe i would scream into a pillow & could not work out where the pain was coming from. After a week of acupuncture & trying to look after my 2 babies it got worse. I woke one morning & could not put my...
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    Can't Sleep More Than 2 Hours

    I'll try to be brief. When I was 13 years old, I learned how to water ski. After skiing a few times, I started taking risks and tried to ride the wake of the boat. Well, of course I fell many times. One particular time, I fell hard. I was tired and went to get in the boat. Well...
    prissyrabbit prissyrabbit
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    26-30, F
    Apr 4
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    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 4
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    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 4
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    26-30, M
    Apr 4
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    lunamcmxcix lunamcmxcix
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 4
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    Vocevaiver123 Vocevaiver123
    46-50, F
    Apr 4
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    beatwis beatwis
    18-21, F
    Apr 4
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    Helloimjoy Helloimjoy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 4
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    46-50, F
    Apr 4
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    angelpumpkin36 angelpumpkin36
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 4
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