I suffer chronic back pain as the result of an L4-L5 herniation and its complications. I hit my low point in January of 2001. Since then I have diligently worked with MDs, physical therapists, massage therapists, yogis etc. I have done various stretching and strengthening exercises daily for four years. I have improved at what I believe to be the slowest pace humanly possible.
Currently I function at about 75%. I get through the day with tolerable pain, but I am still very limited. I often feel that pain in my foot which I believe results from pressure on the nerve. I know I have a sacralized L5 vertebra and, while no one has ever suggested that this is a factor, I am beginning to wonder.
I am very interested to learn what is known about how sacralization plays a role in the development of disk disease and its treatment. I would greatly appreciate any direction. Cheers.