SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have been experiencing some back pain for the past few months and finally went to the Dr. and got some x-rays done. Since it was a Friday I didn't get an explanation of the information that was sent to me by the radiologist. If anyone could let me know what this means please let me know, thanks. I am wondering if physical therapy is the way to go as treatment. There is mild dextroscoliosis centered at the thoracolumbar spine. No vertebral body anomalies identified. No compression deformity seen. There is spina bifida occulta at the L5 level. The oblique projections of the lumbar spine are suboptimal, in part may be due to mild scoliotic curvature. The pars articularis are not delineated properly on the oblique images. Bilateral pars defects suggested. There is resultant mild grade 1 L5 on S1 anterolisthesis. Impression: IMPRESSION: Mild dextroscoliosis. No vertebral body anomalies noted. Suspected bilateral L5 pars defects with resultant grade 1 L5 on S1 anterolisthesis.