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I have spondylolysis. When can I start playing sports again?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: After rehabilitation

It depends on your symptoms.
If the spondylolysis is acute, a period of rest, perhaps bracing may let the bones heal. If chronic, exercise and therapy may reduce or eliminate the pain so that you can resume sports and other activities.

In brief: After rehabilitation

It depends on your symptoms.
If the spondylolysis is acute, a period of rest, perhaps bracing may let the bones heal. If chronic, exercise and therapy may reduce or eliminate the pain so that you can resume sports and other activities.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: As soon as you have

No symptoms and your core strength and flexibility are good; most important is when your physician clears you to return to sports

In brief: As soon as you have

No symptoms and your core strength and flexibility are good; most important is when your physician clears you to return to sports
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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