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Texas bucks screw technique options- 15 yrs old

Looking for anyone with experience with spondylosis treatment in Texas.  My 15 year old daughter has bilateral pars defect fractures and has been told by to osteos to just do what she can and stop if it hurts and/or  take pain medicine.  I have a hard time feeding my 15 year old pain medicine.  She is a high school athlete and would like to continue being active, however volleyball hurts badly and we are waiting to see how bad softball hurts.  Looking for answers other than pain meds.


  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 995
    edited 09/02/2016 - 5:38 PM


    Pain meds is not always a good road... it sounds like your doctor is just being lazy.  Your daughter has fractured part of her spine... most likely by some kind of strenuous sports activity... and now you want her to do more sports??  If she broke her arm... would you encourage her to do more baseball??  Chilling out on the sports for a few months is likely a lot better road versus risking further injury or serious spinal nerve damage.  The first level of treatment for a pars fracture is typically a medically supervised PT program.   Please ask your doctor regarding contacting a licensed and experienced physio-therapist.  If you haven't already done so you can look up spondylolysis on Wikipedia... lots of quick useful info there.

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