I am 17, female, I was born with bilateral pars defect and have spondylolysis in L5 to S1 area that has progressed to a 10% shift. I take Dolased once every couple weeks but the pain in my back is getting worse. I get burning pain like Red Hot pokers are being wedge in my back. I get a numb sensation across my shoulders typically on my left. I go numb in my butt down the back of my legs. I can’t sit or stand for more than an hour an a half. I need to know if I can fix this or help with the pain
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This numbness is due to nerve compression and pain can not be controlled only by pain killer..you need to stop the progression of the spondylolysis in your back by doing physiotherapy to strength your back muscles and abdominal muscles…
gentle ROM exercises and stretching of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles is strongly advised. But avoid hyperextension
You can take vitamin b12 supplement it would help reduce numbness..
At home do daily hot packs on your back to decrease the pain and spasm ..
Also electrical stimulation like TENS may help with pain.
If you have been diagnosed with a pars defect,then it needs to be surgically fixed or else,the back pain and nerve related complaints will worsen day by day. You can use a lumbosacral belt for spine support. Taking analgesics and local gel with hot fomentation should help.
YOU ARE PRETTY YOUNG NOW AND THE DEFECT SEEMS TO BE A CONGENITAL ONE. YOU CAN DO BACK STRENGHTHENING EXERCISES AS TOLERATED. THIS WILL RELIEVE PAIN TO SOME EXTENT. GET REGULAR MRIS DONE TO SEE THE PROGRESS OF PARS DEFECT. AVOID DOING STRENOUS ACTIVITIES AND LIFTING HEAVY WEIGHT
the pars defect may have increased causing the bones / vertebra to slip over one another. this usually causes the underlying nerves to compress leading to pain in the legs. yoga and healthy back exercises will help you ,but these should be done only after th pain has reduced to some extent.
do take pain killers for 3 days and then start on the exercises