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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

Varies: The treatment of spondylolisthesis is based upon the degree of problem a patient is having with it. Simple alternatives are medications, physical therapy, or simple activity restrictions. More involved options for severe case includes injection therapy or surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

First: It must be established that your back and leg pain are being caused by the condition. If this is established, then conservative care in form bracing, trunk stabilization exercises, prescription or otc nsaids should be tried. If there is no relief of symptoms over a. 6 months period, then a decompression with fusion (anterior & posterior) may be necessary with or without hardware. ...Read more

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Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Depends!: Acute spondolylisthesis is symptomatic because of the associated pars fracture. The condition id itself virtually pain free until you are past grade1 and in many cases grade two. Talk to your doc. Imaging with basic x-rays is the first tests needed with clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are there for spondylolisthesis?!?

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. ...Read more

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What other treatment options are open for spondylolisthesis?

Many: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of 1 vertebral body on the other. This is not always painful. When it is, it can often be treated like any other form of back pain with exercise, nonnarcotic pain medication, and bracing. When the slippage results in the pinching of a nearby nerve, surgery usually with fusion of the bones may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a mild spondylolisthesis. What kind of treatments should I consider other than spinal fusion?

Spondylolisthesis: You have had this likely since age 6-8 years old. That is when this problem seems to surface. Most commonly, this is an incidental finding present in 5-6% of the asymptomatic population. Make sure you have tried pt (mckenzie, avoid hyperextension), nsaid's, and nerve root or pars injections. Activity modifications until symptoms resolve may also be necessary. If all else fails, fusion. ...Read more

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Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?

Depends: Most disks get better within 6 months with pt and conservative treatment, assuming that the disk is even related to the pain. Keep an eye on spondy to make sure it's stable. If you develop instability surgery may be in order. ...Read more

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Can ceragem therapy be used for spondylolisthesis?

Probably not: Unlikely, this is no data supporting the use of ceragem in spondylolisthesis. The absence of data does not always mean a therapy does not work but in this case very unlikely and possibly quite expensive for you. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral spondylolisthesis?

Core stabilization: Physical fitnes weight management and core stabilization as well as pelvic floor strengthening are likely important. Furthermore most people are worse in either spine extension or flexion so strengthening in the opposite direction is helpful. See a physical therapist who specializes in the spine. ...Read more

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Can spondylolisthesis grade 1-2 be treated through physical therapy, lifestyle, or exercise?

Conservative rx: Spondylolysis break in posterior element,pars, of vertebrae. Bilateral frxs can result in listhesis, of vertebra forward. Gr1&2 slip mild usually do not cause serious symptoms. Idiopathic, traumatic, dysplastic formsFurther degree of slip can cause pain and neurologic sxs from compression on nerves. Conservative therapy for mild forms without surgery usual rx.Rest and strengthening core muscles. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Molluscumrx: Molluscumrx is an alternative herbal treatment which slowly removes molluscum. Used twice daily for a few weeks, only slightly irritating. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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