I've just found this site and thought it would be useful for information and help with my sons condition.
He's just turned 16 but last year after complaining about backache following a rugby game some months earlier the GP decided to follow up the complaint and we found out he had a slight scolyosis and spondylosis and bilateral pars defects (fractures)in L5. He was put in a back brace for 6 mths and told to do nothing else. He said there was a 30% chance the bones would heal and reconnect, but in his case it was not successful. He has been offered surgery which is a transverse alar fusion but as yet since he is not in constant pain he would like to leave well alone. This is ok with specialist and he is going to monitor him 6 mthly with CT scans and see how he goes.
Really hoping someone has been in the same boat and can offer support either surgical or non surgical experiences.