I really hope you can help me. I was hospitalized for 4 days, where they found an L5 fracture (believed to be a "chronic facture"-stated it had been there for awhile. However, when I had an MRI it was normal. I am now in physical therapy for the second time. My doctor and physical therapist talk about instability and hypermobility. They have stated that this could lead to a fusion, as I have now been dealing with this for about 5 months. Do I really need surgery? If I had a fracture, wouldn't it have shown up on an MRI? If it is "chronic" -why is just now bothering me? Lastly, is there some other type of testing I should have done? I feel like my doctor doesn't have a really clear picture of what is going on. I apoligize for all the questions, I am just so frustrated! Thank you for your time.
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