A member asked:

Doctor said im having loss of the lordotic curvature, impression: l5 pars defect with muscle spasm ?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Benglis answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Spondylolisthesis : So what... Those are radiologic findings. Only thing that matters is if you are symptomatic. Start with core strength regimen, nsaids, weight loss if needed. I have countless patients living with pars defects and slips that aren't surgical. I also have some that are.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

L5 Pars defect: A pars defect causes relative instability and the body 'braces' itself with muscle tightness and that can lead to a forward posture and relative loss of lordosis... The L5 is the problem, the lordosis can correct over time if the problem gets treated.... Typically with a fusion if all else fails (this is typically a very successful operation!) good luck!

Answered 1/15/2015



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