Spondylolysis in Frisco, TX

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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.

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.

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