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What is possible pars defect in your back?And my c1 is unfused, the ER doctor said i may have been born like that.... Since i went for neck pain due to a car accident, I have since retrieved my medical records from an accident i was in, in 1998, and i fou

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Spondylolysis

There is a bony structure in the back called the pars interarticularis.
It is a bridge of bone between the articular processes that make up the facet joints. The bridges of bone are put under a lot of stress with rotation or extension activities of the back. When the stress becomes too great, a fracture can occur. This is called a pars defect and is also known as a spondylolysis. Thank you.

In brief: Spondylolysis

There is a bony structure in the back called the pars interarticularis.
It is a bridge of bone between the articular processes that make up the facet joints. The bridges of bone are put under a lot of stress with rotation or extension activities of the back. When the stress becomes too great, a fracture can occur. This is called a pars defect and is also known as a spondylolysis. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine

In brief: .

. A pars defect is believed to be a stress fracture in a fragile area where the body of the vertebra joins to the arched portion that holds the spinal cord.
A stress fracture happens from repeated strain on a bone. At first the body is able to heal the damage. If the repeated strains happen faster than the body can respond, the bone eventually fractures. However, you may also have a congenital anomaly (born with it). There are spinal procedures such as fusions that can repair the area if it is felt to be from trauma.

In brief: .

. A pars defect is believed to be a stress fracture in a fragile area where the body of the vertebra joins to the arched portion that holds the spinal cord.
A stress fracture happens from repeated strain on a bone. At first the body is able to heal the damage. If the repeated strains happen faster than the body can respond, the bone eventually fractures. However, you may also have a congenital anomaly (born with it). There are spinal procedures such as fusions that can repair the area if it is felt to be from trauma.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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