First post ever here. 34 years old with lower back pain for about a year or so. Doctors say 70% degeneration at L4-L5. Likey related to the instability created by bi lateral pars defect.
Pain only in lower back, mainly right side. Bending at the waist is painful and slow.
I can't seem to find much information on surgery options for someone in my shoes. Any knowledge that can be shared on surgery options, past experince and good surgeons in Texas would be greatly appreciated.
I've done all the expected steps before the surgey option. It appears the pars defect will continue to cause instability and in turn pain and contiuned disc wear.
How will a one level fusion effect my once active lifestyle. (kayaking, surfing, etc)