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  • Theisler
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    Hello,

    Would a neutral vertebrae slippage of 3.5mm, flexion 6.2mm, and extension or 5.2mm make a direct pars repair impossible? I am 24 and have no nerve impact yet but some minimal spinal stenosis. Would it even be recommended if my pain is manageable? I just worry about eventual spinal fusion as a surgeon voiced I would eventually need one due to slippage already occurring.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    An unstable slip (or really any significant slip) is a general contraindication for pars repair. Your age of 24 is also a factor against repair (normally repair is performed from 10-18 year old) due to the healing ability of the pars. For low back pain or leg pain treatment, a fusion would be a better choice.

    Dr. Corenman

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Post count: 8455

    An unstable slip (or really any significant slip) is a general contraindication for pars repair. Your age of 24 is also a factor against repair (normally repair is performed from 10-18 year old) due to the healing ability of the pars. For low back pain or leg pain treatment, a fusion would be a better choice.

    Dr. Corenman

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