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What can help people with spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
A lot: This condition can be sucessfully treated a variety of ways seek the help of an orthopedic spine surgeon as a guide.Read dr. Wiltse work, classic on spondy.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Majority non op: Common types: congenital which occurs in 6% of the population & is treated without surgery 90% of the time with occasional use of otc medication, bracing & activity modification along with core strengthening exercises, flexibilty routines & cardio ones-other common type is the acquired usually seen in females over 50 with 70% getting same treatment. Surgery is a fusion +- laminectomy for both.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What will help people with spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 20 years experience
Varied: The natural history of spondylolisthesis is somewhat difficult to predict and may be somewhat dependent on the underlying causes of the misalignment. Also the current degree of misalignment and if there is instability also play a part. Core stabilization exercises, physical fitness and weight management are important in maintaining he issue and potentially preventing progression.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Are there any charities that directly help people with spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Shriners if under18: Stout have to be under18but the shrine is always a great place to get care if you qualify.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there any charities that direct helps people with spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: If you have a child with spondylolisthesis, i would recommend a look at the shriners organization. Their hospital network provides free care for orthopedic conditions.

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