What is spondylolysis?
If you or your child have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis (shifting vertebrae in your spine) in the past and are concerned that the condition has progressed to spondylolysis, please reach out to Preston Surgery Center in Frisco, TX. You may have tried to prevent or slow the progression of spondylolisthesis with medications, steroid injections, physical therapies, and more to stabilize your spine. Spondylolysis (also known as pars fracture) can impact people of all ages, and over time, the constant stress and shifting of the lowest vertebra (L5) can result in a stress fracture of the spine.
To diagnose spondylolysis, you can come into a consultation with our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Mark Valente, to discuss your symptoms. He will want to know the medical history of your spinal condition, what therapies you have tried in the past, and how you experience the indications of a spinal fracture. Every patient can experience the pain and stiffness of this condition in varying degrees of severity, with or without numbness in the leg, problems walking without pain, or a combination of symptoms that cannot be ignored. The best solution is to have a spine specialist, like Dr. Valente, assess the situation and strategize a plan of action. He may recommend an x-ray, CT scan, or an MRI to get the whole picture of your spinal health. You can do this at our AAAASF-accredited surgery center when you come in for a consultation. Even though your symptoms may feel like they are getting better with rest, the more strain and stress you put on your spine through everyday movements or exercise will only further the intensity of your condition. Treatment of a spinal fracture may necessitate a minimally invasive spinal surgery (typically fusion-based procedures). We can give you all the details about your treatment once you have a proper diagnosis.
"I really enjoyed the process of working with them. The results were amazing on top loving to visit their office and staff. I highly recommend them to all my friends and family. Dr. Logic far exceeded my expectations - I had the root canal two months ago and I’m happy to say Dr. Logic far exceeded my expectations in skill and professionalism. I couldn’t have asked for a better practice."- M.S. / Facebook / Feb 04, 2019
"I have met with Dr. Lloyd several times. He has been extremely helpful in solving the problem I was experiencing when I came to him.He is smart, caring and communicated with me in such a way that I totally understood what was happening.I cannot say enough good things."- M.V. / Healthgrades / Jan 24, 2020
"Very thorough, excellent care. Before and after surgery. Office is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this Dr. Excellent!!"- B.B. / Healthgrades / Jun 07, 2020
"FIVE STAR - BACK TO NORMAL THANKFUL TO DR MARK VALENTE AND TEAM,ABOVE THAT GOD'S GRACE AND BLESSINGS UPON ME I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SPINAL STENOSIS PRESENTED SEVERE PAIN,TINGLING AND NUMBNESS TO LT LEG.IT HAPPENED ALL ON A SUDDEN AND I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE TO DECIDE,SITUATIONS FORCED ME TO UNDERGO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FUSION.IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY I COULDN'T FEEL RELIEF OF PAIN BUT AFTER ONE MONTH I COULD FEEL THE GRADUAL RECOVERY OF PAIN TINGLING AND BALANCE.AMAZING RECOVERY RECEIVED THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE REHAB AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTIVE GROUP AT FRISCO SQUARE. AFTER THREE MONTHS I AM BACK TO WORK WITH OUT ANY RESTRICTIONS, I AM AN RN WORKING IN MEDICAL FIELD TOO.I DIDN'T GET MUCH FAMILY SUPPORT TOO.I STILL CONTINUE TO USE MY BACK BRACE FOR SPINE SUPPORT AND STRENGTH. I RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO UNDERGO FOR SURGERY INSTEAD OF PROLONGING TIME WITH PAIN."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 17, 2020
"Dr keelen has done 2 nerve injections and they help alot!!! Feel safe and comfortable with his procedures!!!!"- J. / Healthgrades / Feb 12, 2020
We'll deliver your spinal diagnosis with compassion
Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are complex medical conditions, but our team at Preston Surgery Center will do their best to educate you and talk you through what this means for your health. We would be happy to answer your questions about your diagnosis, treatment, and how much a minimally invasive surgery would cost. You can also work with our billing department to talk about payment options with or without insurance, cash-pay options, and medical financing. First, let's measure the injury of your spinal condition right here in our surgical facility with Dr. Valente and his wonderful team. Request a consultation at Preston Surgery Center because now is a great time to be well.