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Can the L5 pars defect cause severe pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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In brief: Pars defect

Pars defects are disruption of the bony connection between the front and back of the spine.
These defects can be asymptomatic or cause back and leg pain depending on the severity or lack of associated nerve compression. Treatment for symptomatic lesions includes core strengthening, pain management with possible pars injection, or surgery.

In brief: Pars defect

Pars defects are disruption of the bony connection between the front and back of the spine.
These defects can be asymptomatic or cause back and leg pain depending on the severity or lack of associated nerve compression. Treatment for symptomatic lesions includes core strengthening, pain management with possible pars injection, or surgery.
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