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.