I am looking to chat with anyone that has Spondylolisthesis and/or Pars Defect and has had a child (without having back surgery to correct the problem).
I have decided to not have back surgery at this time - I had a second opinion that was completely opposite of what my original doctor told me. I am going to hold off on back surgery for as long as I can - I'm only 25 and am in good shape physically. My symptoms have been getting better, so that is a plus (and gives me hope).
My husband and I plan to start trying to conceive in June 2009. I will be meeting with my doctor to discuss what my risks are with having a child and how to possibly control the back pain and leg numbness.
Thanks for your thoughts!