Pars Defect Injection

What is a Pars Defect Injection?

Pars Defect is also known as Spondylosis. The pars interarticularis portion of the lower back is where this degeneration or injury is located.

How is it Caused?

Over the years the spine is damaged because of its use. Conditions like osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, and spinal stenosis can cause spinal deterioration.

What are the Risk Factors?

There are some factors that can increase a patient’s chances of developing issues with their spine which include a traumatic injury like a fall at work or an auto accident, tumors, repetitive physical stress, obesity, or a genetic predisposition. One of the main factors is age. As people get older, they experience more and more events that can cause a deterioration in their spine leading to a Pars Defect.

What are the Symptoms?

The symptoms ultimately depend on the condition that is causing the issue but there are two main kinds of symptoms which are localized and radiating. Localized symptoms are located to the problem area and usually only produce pain around that area. It can cause dull pain, a feeling of instability, and limited movement. Radiating symptoms will affect other areas in the body where the nerves in the spine are affected by other issues. These symptoms include numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness. It can affect the limbs and cause them to ache.

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