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A 37-year-old member asked:

does stomach muscle tightening exercises help in reducing symptoms of mild l5 spondylolisthesis?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: No treatment works 100% of the time, but strengthening the back and tummy (abdominal) muscles is helpful for many people with back problems.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 19 years experience
Definitely: This is an excellent way to address spondylolisthesis. Core stabilization and strengthening along with pelvic floor and low back strengthening together are an excellent approach.

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Last updated Jun 21, 2014

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