My son is a HS baseball & football player. He was diagnosed last May with spondylolysis with no spondylolisthesis. He was in a back brace except to bathe for 16 weeks & had 12 weeks of PT. He was not cleared for football this fall. He started the baseball season this January & the pain returned in 2 weeks. The Dr. here did a specscan & the right fracture has not healed.
He is fighting through the pain to play baseball. Is this common not to heal? What else can we do to get him out of pain. He is so frustrated by playing in pain. He is so young to be dealing with back pain.
I would greatly appreciate any advice or direction you can give me
It sounds like your son underwent appropriate conservative care of this pars fracture but unfortunately, it did not heal. He might be a candidate for a pars fracture repair. It depends upon the fracture gap, the slip and the condition of the disc at the fracture level. There is a good write-up of all of this on the website under pars fractures. You are welcome to contact the office at 888 888-5310 for more information.