I am a 55 year-old woman, very fit and a yoga student, based in UK. I have good core stability (at least I thought I had; but this still happened). I have tried to create length in my spine and good postuer. I have recently been diagnosed with a 5 mm anterior listhesis at L4/L5. Also, I think other stuff regarding the facet joint and disc. I had MRI. I had bad pain on the right in the beginning it is subsiding now and I am doing some yoga again. I am due to see a surgeon soon and would like your advice about surgery.
I am pretty sure they will suggest this. I feel it may cause more problems and will only have it if i must, however, the segment may be unstable and unsafe to do nothing.
You had surgery and then the pain returned and you had to find another way.
Would you seek to avoid surgery given your experience?
I realise you do not know much about my condition and obviously I take your advice carefully.
Do you think I could avoid surgery for this problem? and if so what exercises/fitness do I need to do?
I am at my wits end and frightened about my future as surgery seems so radical and against everything I have tried to do in my life. I will probably be unable to continue with my yoga.
Has anyone else out there any experience of anterolisthesis? I ony found one so far.