my 15 yr old son was having lower back pain. we went and had an MRI done. The MRI states:
1. Stress response involving the right pedicle and pars interarticularis and to a much lesser degree the left pars interarticularis of L4
2. Subtle bulges L3-L4 and L4-L5
My son wrestled his Freshman high school year and would like to wrestle his Soph. The dr. told us that he has Schmorl's nodes and a "pre-stress" fracture.
a. What would be reasonable treatment for him?
b. Can you heal a pre-stress fracture?
c. Is there any vitamin suppliments I should look into him taking?
d. Should we allow him to wrestle? There is 6 months before next season starts.
e. any excercises best suited?
f. can schmorl's nodes be completely healed?
I have started him in PT. I plan on doing Yoga/Pilates with him to help him with his core.