And by the way the nurse prac. said if it wasn't any better in 6 weeks then they would do a bone scan.
Most back injuries heal on their own in 6 weeks. You can have microtears that can take longer though. I know it's hard, but try to just do gentle things like walking and swimming and maybe yoga, but take it easy. Everything gentle and low impact. If nothing shows on MRI, it should heal in time. But respect your back.
Thank you caryopteris. I keep telling myself the same thing but it has been almost 6 months. I guess I need to lay off the weights for good. You never realize how important your back is until you injure it. I really do hope you are right hopefully it will eventually heal.
I went to a random doc today it was a walk in sports medicine facility. He told me that I had a pars fracture prob on both sides a bilateral. I was was wanting to get like a ct or bone scan but he was like you don't need one you have an mri that should tell you. He looked at it forever and I still don't know if he knew what he was looking at. He pretty much told me that it wouldn't heal. He said he has the same thing, that you just have to do physical therapy and keep your core strong and stay on top of it. He told me I could go ahead and workout and run just don't do squats or lift heavy over the head. I think I may call a spine specialist tomorrow and make an appointment for a second opinion. Ive read where sometimes it can heal. Does anyone know much about it? Could it still heal 6 months since I have injured it? I bought a back support today to maybe help bc I have to sit through college classes all day and it killssssss me. Ive read where a ct scan can tell if it has healing progress or not is that true? Do you think it would be a good idea to go see another doctor and get another opinion before I start anything real strenuous on it? p.s. sorry for all the questions!
By the way, Which is better Aleve or advil?