Treat Spondylolysis Without Surgery

Spondylolysis can cause some serious back pain, with certain bones in your vertebrae fracturing and potentially causing the two vertebrae to slide on each other. This is especially common in young athletes, since their spines aren’t all the way developed yet and are therefore a bit more fragile.

Treatment for spondylolysis can vary depending on how severe your case is. It can range from simply resting from painful activities to bracing the spine to surgery. It often gets better through conservative treatments, with surgery being saved for the worst-case scenarios.

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What Do We Do Here At Orthobiologics Associates?

At Orthobiologics Associates, we are most well-known for our integrated approach to healing. We combine western medicine, eastern medicine, and modern medicine approaches to ensure the highest patient outcomes possible, delivering the highest chance of healing and recovery.

Our bodies are capable of healing and regenerating themselves if we provide them with the right opportunity to do so. This is what our non-surgical solutions are all about, creating an environment for the body to heal itself and avoid drugs and surgery.

Optimize Your Spondylolysis Recovery

Our highly-trained team will walk with you from your first consultation with us all the way to the day where your back is pain-free! We dedicate ourselves to providing you with the best care possible, rather than just sending you off with painkillers and a surgery date.

We look forward to answering any questions you may have and joining you on your path to recovery!

How We Treat Spondylolysis At Orthobiologics Associates ?

Since spondylolysis is so common among the younger population, we understand how it can really impact sports and day-to-day activities. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to getting you back to enjoying these activities pain-free, without worry of reinjury!

Our expert physicians will boost your body’s natural healing abilities through Responsible Pain Management (RPM), which is our non-surgical and non-drug solution to much of the pain and problems coming from spondylolysis. 

We use cutting-edge stem cell therapy that activates healing pathways in your body, helping it recover quicker and more completely than with surgery. Our regenerative and integrative medicine combines treatments including medical acupuncture, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, and more depending on what is best for YOU. 

Every person’s journey with spondylolysis is unique, and we understand the importance of creating a customized plan of recovery that fits your needs and gets you back to doing the things you love. 


Spine Pain Frequently Asked Questions

What is spondylolysis?

Spondylolysis is a break in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch, which can cause pain and instability. It often presents with pain on one side of the back, excessive rounding in the lumbar spine, pain that gets worse after activity, and a lower range of motion.

Where can you get spondylolysis?

You can get spondylolysis in the cervical spine (upper back/neck), but it’s much more common in the lumbar spine (lower back).

What causes spondylolysis?

Spondylolysis is usually caused by repetitive trauma – generally what happens in most sports! Younger athletes participating in things like volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, football, and other sports that require running/jumping are at more risk. It’s also suggested that there can be a genetic weakness that can put some people at a higher risk of getting spondylolysis.