After 4 days of pain in my abdomen and lower back, in and out of Doctors office, a CT scan and blood tests, they had no idea what was wrong with me. The last visit to my Dr. he was talking to me and asking lots of different questions to try to figure out was causing the pain. He said, "Did you know you have a bad back?" I said no. He told me that in the CT scan they noticed that my bottom 2 vertebrae were shifting. I was shocked because I have never had back pain and the pain I was experiencing did not feel like bone pain. He told me that he wanted me to see a spine specialist. I went to a spine specialist yesterday. Here is a pic of my condition, although it is not a pic of my back, this is exactly what my CT scan looks like.
The problem is actually with my last three vertebrae. The middle one is slipping, just like the pic shows. I am also loosing cushion (whatever the technical word for it is...???) and I also have some arthritis in the spine. WHAT???????????
I just couldn't believe what they were telling me. It has been a roller coaster week! For now I am going to do physical therapy to strengthen my core and I have anti inflammatory meds that help ALOT! The last step would be surgery to align and put spacers in but my dr doesn't think it will come to that. She said because I am so active and healthy that we can keep it in check with the physically therapy.
I will keep everyone posted. Please keep me in your prayers. I guess it really is true that you fall apart at 30!!!