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29 years old

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everybody. I am 29 years old and have a pars defect that I have been told I was either born with or a very small child when occured. I never knew I had it until about 7 years ago. I actually have no idea what set it off. I now have a swayed lower back and am in constant pain. The pain is better since I had a procedure to kill the nerves around the defect. I am currently going to a chiropractor and my pain seems to be getting worse. He is concerned that we must stop the degeneration of the pars area. Along with low back pain I have neck problems. My neck curves the opposite of normal necks. I have had no success with medicine. I have a strong opiat sensitivity. Which in the long run is a good thing I think because I don't want to be on pain pills the rest of my life. I have been to two surgeons who said I am too young for surgery. And everytime I went to the physical therapist the exersizes seemed to make it worse. It hurts when I sit too long or stand too long. This effects every day of my life. Any good exersizes that have helped you? I am glad to know I am not alone. :)


  • welcome to this group of back pain people. my name is pete. i dont have pars defect but i have other back issues that give me pain. sorry they want to wait for your surgery till you get grey hair :> :>
    i'd gladly swap ages with you!!!! do they recommend a brace?
    i hope the pain can be controlled. best of luck....
  • I'm sorry you have such pain at such a young age. Just doesn't seem fair, does it? I don't think anyone should suffer at any age! Maybe you should do some research to find a specialist in your area that works on kids with scoliosis or other disorders like yours that might look at your problem and pain more than your age, another opinion never hurts, esp. when you are seeking relief from pain w/o meds!

  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you stopped by! :D i hope you find some answers to your pain problems soon.. :D good luck! Jenny :)
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