What is included in patient education about pars interarticularis injuries?

Updated: Jan 22, 2019
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Overall, patient education in the prevention of low back injuries is important. Maintaining proper flexibility and spinal stabilization with a home exercise program are also strongly advised. Teaching proper technique in the specific sport can also prevent recurrence of back injury. Seasonal athletes should be encouraged to cross-train year round or undergo preconditioning before participation in the sport.


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