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.