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I Have What?! Pars Defect

DanaReneeDDanaRenee Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi...28 yr old female here. So i have had back pain for 10 years now and never had it looked at because i have been able to manage it myself untill last weekend. i was planting flowers for 2 hours and eneded up in bed for 2 days. scary feeling to lose ur back like that. anyway...i decided i should get it looked at so i got my first lumbar x-ray which i thought would show nothing. Went to my Dr. this a.m. for the results and she says i have Pars Defect. ???. i am a RN and i have never heard of this. what am i in for at age 28...was i born this way? did i fracture it long ago? do i need surg.? will i ever be able to do normal things without feeling afraid of pain later? So my Doc gives me a steroid shot, PT, and tells me to wear a back support. What happens next? 28 now...what will my back do by the time im 48?


  • I believe that pars defect is also known as Spondylolysis. Try typing this in the search box at the top of page. Also click on the conditions tab to learn more.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
  • 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... fear is a big problem and information can do alot to alleviate alot of that.. look at some videos, read some info from the doctors and then chat with some spineys... i think you will come out feeling much better and better prepared to handle your pain problems. good luck to you.i hope you are feeling better soon. stop by anytime. Jenny :)
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