My son has just been diagnosed with a complete fracture to the left pars at L5 and a broad-based disc bulge at the L5/S1. The bulge is described as an annular bulge with close apposition between the bulging disc and the S1 nerve roots in the lateral recesses of the spinal canal. He is 15 years old and was also diagnosed with a stress fracture to the L4 in February which has healed. The fractures are caused through his chosen sport ( cricket bowler ), any advice on treatments, outlooks would be greatly appreciated. At the moment he is devastated.