Don't mean to bother you all but looking for some info on spondolysthesis

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hello all
       I need info on spondolysthesis,  my daughter was recently diagnosed,  my wife and I understand its a degenerative
  bone desease of the locking mechanism in the vertabrea and this in turn allows the  vertabrea to slip in her case
   forward.  Putting strain on the spinal cord.  It cannot be stopped but can be operated.  She is a grade 1 (25% displacemnt)
   but is showing signs of further movement, sometimes has problems controlling her blader.  the kicker is that she is only  8
   and our doctors dont like the stage she is at for her age.
    Thats the short part, there doesnt seem to be much out there on info could anyone suggest a good site or may
   want to share if they dont mind some of there knowledge.
   Thanks   (a worried dad)

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/14/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Even though you have been told that your daughter has Spondy and that it is a degenerative condition, it can also be precipitated by a childhood injury. I will tell you that at age 27 I was first diagnosed as a classic Spondy as my L5 was forward and my C5 was back and that the disk between both were gone. I went through very conservative fixes for many years, braces, exercises and medications. When I was 53 I finally had to have surgery, the joining of L5 and S1 with bone from my hip bone at its crown and fixing it with screws and rods. This was followed with two more surgeries. I do not have the constant debilitating pain I had had but I can't work and I take medication all the time. Your daughter is far younger and should heal far better but will need a lot of support and help if you go the way of surgery. zI was a grade 3-4 when I had my surgeries. I also know that my back's condition was most certainly, absolutely created by a juvenile injury at the hands of a vicious, angry parent. I suffered with pain while I was young but was never diagnosed, but then that would have made the parent even angrier and retribution would have been at hand. I certainly hope your daughter can be helped with conservative measures but if she needs to have the surgery, I wish her Godspeed and an easy recovery period.
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