I just found this site and figured I would ask about this here. I'm 17 years old and I have spondylosis and bilateral pars defects in L5. It's a long story, but basically I did this playing football. Anyway, I have been told that the bones will not reconnect and are completely separated. I have been resting for a month and doing therapy for 2 weeks and the doctor told me I was able to return to basketball. However, my mom will not let me as she thinks I need 6-8 weeks to heal. The doctor gave me a brace and said I will not make it any worse playing basketball.
Basically is it safe to start to return because the bones will never reconnect? Is the doctor correct in that the chances of making it worse are less than 1%? I really want to return for the basketball season but my mom is very protective. Any insight/experience/advice is welcomed.
Thanks and sorry for the long post.