:H Hi I'm new to this forum, I have just been seen for a pars defect of the L5, and I am experiencing right leg pain.
My surgeon has sent me to get fitted for a bi-valve brace and it looks very uncomfortable. Has anyone tried one of these? I had a cervical spine corepectomy in 2000 so this is a progressive disease, I really don't understand why my surgeon says to wait till I can't stand the pain to get the surgery. I'm afraid I could lose some use of my leg as a result of waiting. Also I am 57 and the older you get the longer the recovery. I would appreciate any advice you all have.