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What does it mean to me and what should I do if I have "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5"?

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine

In brief: Me too!

Bilateral pars defects are genetic defects of the spine that mean that the joints that hold the spine together at that are, and you could be more prone to spondylolisthesis--the top vertebra slipping over the bottom, which can case back pain, and radicular pain from pinched nerves.
My mother had this, and so do i. Mine caught earlier because i was a gymnast--didn't know i had this until too late.

In brief: Me too!

Bilateral pars defects are genetic defects of the spine that mean that the joints that hold the spine together at that are, and you could be more prone to spondylolisthesis--the top vertebra slipping over the bottom, which can case back pain, and radicular pain from pinched nerves.
My mother had this, and so do i. Mine caught earlier because i was a gymnast--didn't know i had this until too late.
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