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Need expert advice. What in the world is spondylothesis?

Need expert advice. What in the world is spondylothesis?

A spine deformity: A spondylolisthesis is a shifting of one vertebral bone over another. Spondylo means spine and listhesis means slip. Sometimes you can feel the step off that this can create when running a hand over the middle of someone's back that has this. There are various types due to origin: congenital, traumatic and degenerative the most common. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the different levels of spondylothesis?

I was wondering what are the different levels of spondylothesis?

If you mean what are: The grades which depends on the degree of slippage of one vertebral body over the other they are from 0 to 5 with 0 no slip and 5 completely off. 1 is under 25%, 2 <50%, 3<75% ; 4<100%. There are different types: congenital, degenerative, traumatic, etc. They can occur at different levels of the spine as well. ...Read more

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Are spondylosis and spondylothesis the same thing?

Are spondylosis and spondylothesis the same thing?

No spondylosis is: Spine degeneration with aging but accelerated by factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics play a role. It may lead to instability ; deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. Spondylolithesis is an instability of spine that can arise from spondylosis but can be genetic or from injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible that spondylothesis be aggrevated by a car accident?

Is it possible that spondylothesis be aggrevated by a car accident?

Yes: Any chronic back condition can be exacerbated by an injury such as a car accident. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to releieve pain for spondylothesis other the streching and being hunched over?

Please help! What is the best way to releieve pain for spondylothesis other the streching and being hunched over?

Depends on type of: Spondylolisthesis & if Any associated conditions as disc herniation &/or spinal stenosis. Most treated non op with good weight control, avoiding tobacco, regular exercise including flexibility, core strengthening & cardio workouts. A back support & OTC meds can help. If not see a spine specialist for further evaluation with possible PT, meds, injections or even surgery if no improvement. ...Read more

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I have back pain in the morning spondylothesis fusion surgery, what to do?

I have back pain in the morning spondylothesis fusion surgery, what to do?

FBSS: Your pain would be most likely from the small joints in the spine (facet joints) above or below the fusion level. This is very common and can be effectively treated by a pain specialist who is well qualified in radiofrequency ablations. Spondylolisthesis also leads to the joint pain due to narrowing ot these joints. ...Read more

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What happens if I have pars defect, spondylothesis and scoliosis can I still join the marines?

What happens if I have pars defect, spondylothesis and scoliosis can I still join the marines?

Probably not: There is usually a problem with physical activity and defects of spine. Current or history of spondylolysis (congenital or acquired) and spondylolisthesis (congenital (or acquired) are disqualifying for armed forces. Scoliosis with lumbar curvature greater than 20 degrees is disqualifying. ...Read more

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I have spondylothesis I don't know what grade. I am having severe muscle spasm on both sides of my lower back and constant pain in upper back. What?

I have spondylothesis I don't know what grade. I am having severe muscle spasm on both sides of my lower back and constant pain in upper back. What?

See someone: There are several types of spondylolisthesis, and two are quite common. Depending on the whold picture (all your symptoms, your story), many will do well with an exercise program to strengthen your core (back and tummy muscles) and increase general fitness. Medication and therapy, sometimes injections, sometimes surgery play a role. See your primary doctor or a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with lumbar stenosis, lumbar radiculopathy and spondylothesis. I was recomended laminectomy. I have no pain in the leg, just chronic low basinpain since 2009. Will the laminectomy help?

I was recently diagnosed with lumbar stenosis, lumbar radiculopathy and spondylothesis. I was recomended laminectomy. I have no pain in the leg, just chronic low basinpain since 2009. Will the laminectomy help?

Not likely for back: Laminectomy will help with leg or buttock symptoms. For back pain -- it is not a predictable way of addressing back pain. And with spondylolisthesis (depending on grade of the spondylolisthesis), a laminectomy only may make the back pain worse eventually, and you may have recurrent stenosis if your spondylolisthesis grade worsens. Discuss this with your surgeon, and make sure you are doing pt. ...Read more

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Hello, really scared, looking for answers. ...... My mri reads L4-L5 moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing due to disk bulging and facet hypertrophy. No central stenosis. ...... I was told by my DR via x rays I have spondylothesis about 25 percent. ...

Hello, really scared, looking for answers. ...... My mri reads L4-L5 moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing due to disk bulging and facet hypertrophy. No central stenosis. ...... I was told by my DR via x rays I have spondylothesis about 25 percent. ...

See answer: Spondylolisthesis is a forward slippage of the 5th (usually)Lumbar vertebra. It is the most common cause of persistent back pain in young people. Each vertebra is connected to adjacent vertebra by two "bridges" of bone. In spondylolisthesis both bridges are fractured. Treatment is conservative unless there is persistent pain or progressive slippage. **See comments below ...Read more

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Is spondalothesis painful?

Spondylolisthesis: Slippage of vertebral bodies on one another may cause pain from muscle spasm, strain, nerve root irritation. If mild, there may be no pain. ...Read more

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Spinedolothesis s5 L1 severlower backpain sleeping no pain, standing only 1 minute sever left lower backpain also when passing stool constipation?

Spinedolothesis s5 L1 severlower backpain sleeping no pain, standing only 1 minute sever left lower backpain also when passing stool constipation?

See your doc: I would strongly recommend seeing a physician. A thorough assessment including possible risk for neurologic deficit should be done immediately. Consultation with a spine surgeon is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot. Wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica. Help!?

I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot. Wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica. Help!?

Spondylolisthesis: Was always there long before the boot was on your foot. Likely the change in your gait caused it to pinch the nerve exiting out of that level. I would suggest you see a pain/spine fellowship trained specialist. You may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What's ankylosing spondilitis?

What's ankylosing spondilitis?

Let us try to help: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for you to lift your head high enough to see forward. ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondilitis?

Form of arthritis: Form of inflammatory arthritis that causes fusion of sacroiliac joints and vertebrae, starting at base and working towards head. ...Read more

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Why excerise if you have ankylosing spondilitis?

To maintain posture: Besides the overall benefits physically and mentally to your body, it helps to maintain joint and spine range of motion for as long as possible while keeping your posture in terms of good alignment so you do not fuse your spine with your chin on your chest or stooped over permanently looking for loose change on the floor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help deal with ankylosing spondilitis?

What can I do to help deal with ankylosing spondilitis?

See a doctor: There are a few medications called disease modifying therapies (medications that halt or reverse the progression of disease) find a rheumatologist to get on a treatment regimen. Other medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleive, percocet, ect, will just temporarily mask the pain and the disease will progress. Physical therapy may help as well. ...Read more

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I have ankylosing spondilitis and starting to get hump, what can I do?

I have ankylosing spondilitis and starting to get hump, what can I do?

Verify: Verify that it is ankylosing spondylitis (as) and not compression fractures, poor posture or another condition causing the hump. The treatment would differ. If it is as, physical therapy, exercises, and newer rx such as the biological agents may prevent deformity. ...Read more