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Just received report on sons lumbar xray yesterday and it states spondylosis at l5 s1 with some deformity. My son is only 13 yrs old, what could cause this at such an early age? He's been having back pain ever since he had his gallbladder removed in nov 2010 and has been having alot of knee pain and swelling for 2+ mos to the point of not being able to walk hardly. His knee xrays showed nothing wrong, his cervical spine they also said is fine. The dr sent him for therapy and it seems to have made his knees worse to the point of being put on homebound because he can barely walk and is in so much pain. The therapist stated that she thinks he has "sherman's " disease (makes you look hunchback) so this is why the dr ordered the lumbar spine xrays because they say this is the area where it shows up...could this disease be what is showing up in the xrays? Any info would be appreciated.
[QUOTE=lwill;4742134]Just received report on sons lumbar xray yesterday and it states spondylosis at l5 s1 with some deformity. My son is only 13 yrs old, what could cause this at such an early age? He's been having back pain ever since he had his gallbladder removed in nov 2010 and has been having alot of knee pain and swelling for 2+ mos to the point of not being able to walk hardly. His knee xrays showed nothing wrong, his cervical spine they also said is fine. The dr sent him for therapy and it seems to have made his knees worse to the point of being put on homebound because he can barely walk and is in so much pain. The therapist stated that she thinks he has "sherman's " disease (makes you look hunchback) so this is why the dr ordered the lumbar spine xrays because they say this is the area where it shows up...could this disease be what is showing up in the xrays? Any info would be appreciated.[/QUOTE]

A child of this age with multiple problems should be consulting a pediatric specialist and nobody else.
James





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