If a relationship is established between the spondylolysis and the symptoms, treatment may vary from rest from the aggravating activity, to gentle mobilisation of spine (always being aware that increasing range of motion may be contraindicated in this type of pathology), to braces/corsets, to exercises - particularly exercises, which aim to provide support to the lumbar spine and control the lordosis.
If one suspects a "stress reaction" to be occurring in the lumbar spine, and x-rays show no pathology, the most accurate method of assessment, for a symptomatic pars interarticularis, is bone scanning with SPECT.
Anterolisthesis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Because the spine is one of the last places in the body to finish growing, it is one of the most likely to suffer stress fracture. The mechanism of action involves a tendency for vertebra in a hyper-extended spine to slip forward (Anterolisthesis).