Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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It is always better to start your own new thread than to piggyback onto another as the questions I answer sometimes get confusing with multiple individuals on one thread.

Lower back pain at 30 years old is not unusual. The X-ray reading is not too thorough. There is no comment on alignment, disc height, angulation or other findings that might explain your symptoms.

Lower back pain at your age could be from pars fractures (isthmic spondylolisthesis), degenerative disc disease, degenerative spondylolisthesis or even facet disorders. See the website for further descriptions of those disorders.

If your pain has been present for six months or is disabling, you would be a candidate for an MRI. This imaging study is the gold standard for understanding the causes of lower back pain.

Dr. Corenman

PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
 
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.