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?