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Spondylolysis (Pars Defect) and the radiating symptoms in pelvic area

neezynneezy Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in New Member Introductions
I suffered from a pars defect fracture back in 2003 and was mis-diagnosed. I eventually got into a brace 3 years later for 2 1/2 months which helped tremendously. One thing i have noticed is still the extreme tightness in my hips, butt and general pelvic region. I am even noticing tightness in my genitalia area (seems like i cant obtain full erection length due to tendon tightness). I also have degenerative disc disease. Does anyone think that surgery would cure this constant tightness? Stretching does help but the moment i go for a run or a long walk, the stiffness comes right back.


  • I have a bilateral pars defect the L5 level, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis. I had a PLIF (fusion) done last December, but I still have quite a it of muscle tighness - not cramped per se, but normal either. Muscle relaxers seem to help along with some gentle stretching, but it never really goes away. I have muscle knots in my butt which seem to be a permanent fixture. Since I have multiple issues with my back, I can't really isolate which condition is affecting those muscles - probably a combination of all of them. I have not tried any trigger point injections or anything like that so I don't know if those would be of any help. I would imaging that those are for more targeted issues and the total pelvic area as you seemed to describe. I'm sorry that I can't really answer your question any better, but you are definately not alone. Hope you find some relief :)
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please have a good look around and make yourself at home.. i cannot help you with your problem but i do want to say hello!! your doctor is really the best person to help you diagnosis this! good luck and drop by the forum anytime! Jenny :)
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