I have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis at the L4 and L5. The doctor immediately recommends surgery.
I am doing PT to strengthen my core and got an epidural injection yesterday. Sadly, swimming seems to exacerbate the pain. It doesn't hurt during my swim but I am in pain the next day.
I also have had to drop flip turns. Twisting and arching the back are not good! The doctor who gave me the injection thinks that I can start swimming again once the steroid takes effect (if it does). I am concerned about causing more damage to the vertebrae. I am going through major withdrawals without my swimming.
I wondered if anyone out there has experienced this condition and how they are doing?
My gills are drying out! Diana