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Posted in: Spinal fractures, and Spondylosis.

Daughter has Pars Fracture

Started by Souxieq on 02/01/2019 8:08am

My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with a unilateral Pars fracture at L5 (left side) in late September. She had to rest from school volleyball and school tennis for the rest of the fall season (those are the 2 sports she plays). So she did the regular protocol- rest, back brace, PT. She was pain free after 1.5 weeks of rest,but she still followed the protocol of course.
She returned to sports in December with club volleyball. Her first problem has been her struggle with her confidence. Coming home from practice saying “I suck, I hate setting....etc.”.
She returned to tennis practice around Jan 7th. She does not practice on the same day- if she’s in tennis then she’s not in volleyball. She’s struggling with her confidence in tennis too. Her Dr told us that we didn’t need to come back to her unless she was in pain again. Well this week she ‘tweaked’ something in tennis practice. She rested 2 days before volleyball practice and as of last night said something hurt. The trainer at school told me he thinks it’s musculature. I’m super paranoid CONSTANTLY about her back. I have my own back issues and don’t want her to end up like me.
So last night she was crying and she’s not a crier, saying she wants to play. All she wants to do is play volleyball.
Her pain last night was on the left side, no leg numbness. Her pain when the fracture was discovered was rt side. Pain radiating down her leg, numbness in the rt leg too.
Is anyone going through this as a parent or an athlete? I don’t know what I’m looking for- advice.....solidarity.....help.....

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