The diagnosis, as given by my initial MRI 1 year ago (apologies for the all caps...):
1. DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AND FACET ARTHROPATHY WITH RETROLISTHESIS L4-5 AND L5-51.
2. THERE IS L5-51 MILD CANAL STENOSIS WITH CENTRAL EXTRUSION CONTACTING BILATERAL S1 NERVE ROOTS.
3. NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING INCLUDES L4-5 CAUDAL RIGHT; L5-S1 MODERATE-TO-SEVERE RIGHT, MODERATE LEFT NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING.
Given this and that the book says to only do spine stretching excercises (lessons 1, 2, 5, ...), how do I know when I'm ready to work on stacksitting and the like?
Do I need another MRI before proceeding?
Is it really likely that properly lengthening my spine will allow real healing of my L5-S1 issues? If so on what time scales, generally speaking?