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Cause of pars defect @ l5? 20 y female. Job as cna been battling pain since march. Usually a 4/10 pain level. Can still function but it kills.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Spondylolysis

The most common cause of a pars defect is a stress fracture that can occur and then not heal, leading to the defect.
They can occur secondary to a specific injury or may be from repetitive stress. Don't hesitate to be seen for it.

In brief: Spondylolysis

The most common cause of a pars defect is a stress fracture that can occur and then not heal, leading to the defect.
They can occur secondary to a specific injury or may be from repetitive stress. Don't hesitate to be seen for it.
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