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Logan, UT
A 20-year-old female asked:

20 yr old f. pars defect at l5 and arthritis of lower back. been seeing a physiatrist x1yr. no significant improvement. tried injections, bracing, pt, etc.. is it time to see a surgeon? or wait it out

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
A consult might help: give you more information. Seeing a surgeon doesn't commit you to having surgery, but give another professional a chance to review your case and give you their expert opinion.
Last updated Mar 25, 2015

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