I am a new member to this website. I recently went to the doctor and had x-rays done that showed an L5 pars defect. I just had my MRI yesterday. I am active duty military and my question is has any body on here had this diagnosis, if so, were you discharged. If there are any military doctor's or PA's on here, what is usually done with active duty members with this condition. Thanks and I look forward to researching this site.