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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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

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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.

In brief: 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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