A 33-year-old female asked:
After my last deployment; i came home with chronic lower back pain. the pain has now progressed to my hips and down my legs. i have been told i have spinalbifia, and recently a old fracture was found in my spine around my l3, l4, l5 area while doing xrays
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 years experience
This could be a ...: You may be describing a spondylolysis ( a type of stress fracture or defect) which can lead to chronic lower back pain that can produce pain into the legs & has a higher association with the presence of a spinal bifida occulta. Treatment is aggressive exercise: core strenghtening & flexibility as well as cardiovascular routines along with use of medication with activity modification.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015
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