Back pain is something many of us experience, and it can be very frustrating when the pain keeps us from doing the things we love to do. Many of our day-to-day tasks can be painful – everything from bending over to lifting to taking a daily walk around the neighborhood. Nearly 65 million Americans experience […]
December 2015 – Dr. Clinton Howard, IV worked with this sweet young lady to conservatively treat a pars fracture in her spine. The pars interarticularis is a portion of the lumbar spine and joins together the upper and lower joints. Emily was suffering from spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis) which is a common cause of low back pain in adolescent athletes. The stress fracture can be seen on X-ray in one of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. Dr.