6 lumbar vertebrae? please help
I have the 6th lumbar, fused to the sacrum, with the bony extension on one side trying to fuse or already fused to the hip, or near it. I also herniated L5 or L4 in 1994. My advice for what it’s worth. Do every kind of exercise that you can – Aikido, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, bot NOT yoga. Start out SLOWLY.Don’t do any of the ditch digging, bent over type activities – even washing your car and bending over is not good.See a good chiropractor – I’m seeing Dr. Brian Graham in Seattle. Use adjustments to unfreeze your back, try to stay away from surgery (for some people it helps-but shouldn’t be your first choice), only do pain killers temporarily and check out the new machine called the DRX-9000. It can heal herniated disks. Here is a link to it: sensored://www.grahamrehab.com/drx_overview.shtmlWhatever you do, don’t give up. I’m active and well and full of health, happiness and hope. You can get better, I did. It’s just that you will have to maintain yourself – physically and with maybe monthly visits for adjustments.Best of luck to you all.