L5 vertebrae pars fracture
Hey everyone! I'm 14 years old and some how fracture my L5 vertebrae causing my disc to slip... we aren't sure how this happened but it's very stress full! I've played on a traveling basketball team for years and about a year and a half (more or less) ago my back started to hurt... the chiropractor kept saying, "It's just a strain..." they'd adjust me and then say it would get better. Well sure enough it got to a point were i couldn't even run. It's been a year since we've know what is wrong with my back and i stillllll suffer from it! I thought it was better, tried volleyball (after months of physical therapy) .. within 3 days i could hardly walk it hurt so bad... then i tried track... couldn't do it. Well it's been feeling better for the past couple months and the weather has been nice so i've ran a couple miles (past 3 days) and now every time i move it hurts:/
Well my mom has told me that they told her there is no surgery for my back and that it should heel.. but the doctor who told her that said that it should be healed after about 6 weaks? or maybe it was months... but it has been a year and a half of pain! Part of me thinks that my mom is just afraid and doesn't want me to have surgery on it since it's so close to my spine.. but in my opinion if there is a surgery so i can run without being in pain for a week after... im willing to try it!
Does anyone know any surgery for this condition?