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Old 11-14-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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Recently, I found out I have spondylolysis in my L5 vertebra. Essentially, it's a stress fracture that will never fully heal. After 8 weeks of physical therapy, I no longer have back pain, but must continue the exercises to keep my "core" strong and continue to support my back. I've learned that it was acquired when I did gymnastics as a child. My physical therapist told me that 95% of the people they treat who have spondylolysis were previously gymnasts...

So I suppose my question is...anyone else afflicted?
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