My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with spondylolithesis after complaining for a while about low back pain. Her pediatrician sent her to an orthopedic surgeon and he put her in a Norton-Brown back brace. She has worn this for three months and the pain is much worse with the brace on (after a while). He says that she needs surgery to fuse the L5- S1. She is having to take pain meds frequently and never totally is out of pain. She is a very active kid. She plays on a competitive soccer team and is a cheerleader.(But she has quit doing both because of the back pain) She wants to know if she will be able to resume these activities in the future. The surgeon said she should be able to resume soccer after 9 months. But we forgot to ask about cheerleading. Our school district does not allow any aerial stunts or anything dangerous. What do you think?