My child was diagnosed with spondylolysis. What kind of treatment is proven most effective.
Conservative care, which is treatment that does not involve anything that is invasive such as injections or surgery, is proven to be effective in most cases. Studies have shown that stopping the activity that could have caused the pain, wearing a custom fit back brace, and then rehabilitation to restore strength and range of motion is most effective. These limitations may need to be carried out for up to three to six months for optimal recovery.