Treat Spondylolysis
Without Surgery

Spondylolysis can cause some serious back pain, with certain bones in your vertebrae fracturing and potentially causing the two vertebrae to slide on each other. This is especially common in young athletes, since their spines aren’t all the way developed yet and are therefore a bit more fragile.

Treatment for spondylolysis can vary depending on how severe your case is. It can range from simply resting from painful activities to bracing the spine to surgery. It often gets better through conservative treatments, with surgery being saved for the worst-case scenarios.

How We Treat Spondylolysis At Eternity

Since spondylolysis is so common among the younger population, we understand how it can really impact sports and day-to-day activities. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to getting you back to enjoying these activities pain-free, without worry of reinjury!

Our expert physicians will boost your body’s natural healing abilities through Responsible Pain Management (RPM), which is our non-surgical and non-drug solution to much of the pain and problems coming from spondylolysis.

We use cutting-edge stem cell therapy that activates healing pathways in your body, helping it recover quicker and more completely than with surgery. Our regenerative and integrative medicine combines treatments including medical acupuncture, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, and more depending on what is best for YOU.

Every person’s journey with spondylolysis is unique, and we understand the importance of creating a customized plan of recovery that fits your needs and gets you back to doing the things you love.

Our highly-trained team will walk with you from your first consultation with us all the way to the day where your back is pain-free! We dedicate ourselves to providing you with the best care possible, rather than just sending you off with painkillers and a surgery date.

We look forward to answering any questions you may have and joining you on your path to recovery!

What We Do Here At Eternity?

At Eternity, we are most well-known for our integrated approach to healing. We combine western medicine, eastern medicine, and modern medicine approaches to ensure the highest patient outcomes possible, delivering the highest chance of healing and recovery. Our bodies are capable of healing and regenerating themselves if we provide them with the right
opportunity to do so. This is what our non-surgical solutions are all about, creating an environment for the body to heal itself and avoid drugs and surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Spondylolysis is a break in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch, which can cause pain and instability. It often presents with pain on one side of the back, excessive rounding in the lumbar spine, pain that gets worse after activity, and a lower range of motion.

You can get spondylolysis in the cervical spine (upper back/neck), but it’s much more common in the lumbar spine (lower back).

Spondylolysis is usually caused by repetitive trauma – generally what happens in most sports! Younger athletes participating in things like volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, football, and other sports that require running/jumping are at more risk. It’s also suggested that there can be a genetic weakness that can put some people at a higher risk of getting spondylolysis.

Why Work With Us?

Our team at Eternity Health Partners is focused on providing exceptional care and guidance to our clients. Our team works with clients to understand their lifestyles and goals and to come up with an appropriate anti-aging approach.

Understand patient's lifestyle and goals

Perform in-depth laboratory tests

Analyze lab results and client lifestyle/goals

Define a wellness plan for the client



Liz started doing personal blood draws after her son, Dashiell, was born with Zellwegers disease. His diagnosis required numerous blood draws and drug levels throughout his life. After sitting through long wait times at the labs followed by watching many different phlebotomists, many new to the job, struggle to find his veins, often poking him multiple times, as a seasoned phlebotomist, Liz decided to draw his blood at home and hand deliver it to the lab myself. Soon after she began doing personal touch blood draws so she can now offer that same personalized service to you.

Liz graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Biology in 1994. She moved to Santa Barbara and earned her phlebotomy certificate in 1995. Liz began working at St. Francis Medical Center in the Physical Therapy Department and quickly transferred to the Laboratory. Perfecting her venipuncture techniques on all floors of the hospital, including post-operative patients, pregnant women going into labor, sick or premature babies, and emergency room patrons, she then improved her patient care skills working for internal medicine doctors, one of whom was the Medical Director of Hospice and won Doctor of the Year. In 1999, Liz started working with a group of local retinal surgeons. Her primary job consisted of injecting dye into arm veins and photographing its flow through the patients retinal vessels. When patients are worried about their diagnosis or apprehensive about the procedure because of difficult veins, her quick, almost pain free needle stick and kind but professional bed side manner would put them at ease.

The various settings and patients Liz has encountered over the years have enabled her to become very skilled at finding the smallest and most fragile of vessels. Her specialities include infants and the elderly, diabetics of all ages, patients with rolling veins, on blood thinners or chemotherapy. She lives in downtown Santa Barbara, travels from Goleta to Carpintera and brings all the necessary supplies directly to you. All she needs from you is a lab request and your home or office becomes an instant draw station. Appointment times are very flexible, and she is friendly, reliable and punctual. Be kind to your arm and treat yourself to the luxury blood draw you deserve!!!


Mike brings more than just a medical perspective to his clients; at the age of 14, he began an athletic career as a pole-vaulter that would end up taking him on an incredible journey over the next 13 years of his life. Throughout his athletic journey Mike was constantly working to find the ideal balance of fitness and proper nutrition in order to maximize his performances. Combined with his medical knowledge the years of athletic experience provide a unique and successful combination that serve to benefit his staff and clients.

“After I shifted the focus of my practice from Sports Medicine into Nuclear Medicine specifically Interventional Endocrinology. I found myself questioning our western medical paradigm…Here I was performing thyroid cancer and Hyperthyroidism treatments with harmful radical thyroid radioactive ablations which really made me take a hard look in the mirror and become more of a researcher to find safer and more effective options to better treat my clients. During my research I realized that there were very few, if any, medically directed programs focused towards achieving a “Healthier Lifestyle” rather than typical “Diet” fads.” A few years later after training and working with some of the worlds foremost Bio-identical Hormone Replacement specialists I became Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Sort of just found my passion and the answers I had been looking for with this new specialty finally after years of treating people with the Band-Aid “fix it when its broken” mentality instead of at the root cause.”

Mike has spent the last 10 years in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. He has trained over 120 physicians in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and consulting for their practices. Today his vision is a reality, and clients from all of the world come to benefit from the successful programs that have been established at Age Management Institute Santa Barbara. He firmly believes in educating the patient about the importance of good nutrition, hormone balance, stress management, and regular exercise is the key to aging well and having a high quality of life well into your golden years.