Have you tried looking up L5 Pars Defect? or have you tried googling it? From what I have been able to find out, surgery seems to be the main fix, and some with it have been given a back brace, if the pain meds and PT haven't helped, what has your Doctor recommended? I can understand how painfull it must be for you. I would imagine the reason you haven't gotten any replies is that most do not know what to recommend to you. We are not Doctors and we can not give out medical advice. I do know that you must be in allot of pain, what has your Doctor recommended you do? I do wish I could be of more help to you!
Good Luck to you!
Just as a side note I noticed that you also have sleep apnea, if you don't mind me asking what is your diagnosis and what type of machine and mask do you use?
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV