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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Slippage of one vertebral body over another ...Read more


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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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