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How can you prevent spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

How can you prevent spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

You usually cannot: Most just happen. On the other hand, many people respond to exercise and core strengthening. Many do not have any symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Can you prevent scoliosis?

Can you prevent scoliosis?

No: The cause of adolescent scoliosis is unknownt the other types have no adjustable risk factors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if chiropactors can cause a crooked spine?

Can you tell me if chiropactors can cause a crooked spine?

Not normally: Curvature of the spine, or scoliosis, is not normally caused by manipulation. However, changing some things, like changing functional aspects of posture, can lead to a functional mild scoliosis. I would recommend seeing someone to make sure there is no other damage just to make sure. That being said, manipulation normally will not cause it and is generally safe. ...Read more

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Can you permanently cure spondylolysis and listhesis?

Can you permanently cure spondylolysis and listhesis?

Treated not cured: They can be treated when symptomatic and repaired.It is a fix the word cure is reserved for another style of healing we can change it so it is less symptomatic.That is the best we can do. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if spine fusion will work?

Can you tell me if spine fusion will work?

Depends, but not: Normally. If you have instability, then yes. However, if it is just to treat pain, you will most likely just trade the pain for another level. Only do it if you have tried all other medications and therapies. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant with scoliosis?

Can you get pregnant with scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a disease of the spine. Not a disease of the reproductive organs. Do you have monthly periods? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about kyphosis or scoliosis?

Yes: Normally, when you look at the spine from the back it should be straight. When the spine is curved, and that curve is greater than 10 degrees, it is called scoliosis. Normally when you look at the mid back from the side, there is a "hump" in the back of up to 45 degrees. When the "hump" is greater than 55 degrees, this is called an increased thoracic kyphosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can you get spinal surgery if you three herniated discs?

Can you get spinal surgery if you three herniated discs?

Yes : Having three disk herniation a does not exclude you from surgery. However it is quite rare that all three would need surgery. Best to get 2-3 opinions on this before having spinal surgery. ...Read more

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Can you over-treat a herniated disk?

Can you over-treat a herniated disk?

Yes you can: You can over treat any disease. It all depends what the complains of the patient are. If the pain is very minimal and the person can control it with over the counter medication, every other form of treatment would be considered over treatment. On the other hand, there are forms of disc herniation that fail all conservative measures and need surgery. Every case is unique and requires common sense. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

Examination: Kyphosis is a normal curvature of the thoracic spine. I am assuming that you are referring to hyperkyphosis. This is where the upper back rounded forward in an exaggerated fashion. At some point there may develope a hump in back called a dowager hump. This may cause by osteoporosis, compression fractures, degenerative arthritis, scheuermann, s disease, etc. ...Read more

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Can a bulging lumbar disc in teen cause scoliosis to develop? If no, please explain thank you

Can a bulging lumbar disc in teen cause scoliosis to develop? If no, please explain thank you

No: Bulging discs are a reflection of compression.The weight of the upright spine, pull of the muscles & physical activities are reflected in changes in this rubbery material. Scoliosis is a reflection of less known factors & shows up primarily during the rapid growth of the teen years, like the spring growth of a plant.That growth has more tendency to drift away from being straight. ...Read more

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Can you bruise your spine?

Can you bruise your spine?

Yes, I am sure.: If you have a fall or have been in accident. ...Read more

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How can you prevent spine injuries if you do extreme sports?

How can you prevent spine injuries if you do extreme sports?

May be impossible to: avoid. Some sports are simply very high risk, and must be done understanding the risks, and accepting the risks. Always pay attention to proper body mechanics, and always engage in proper stretching techniques before and after the sports. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many degrees does your spine have to be for a brace if you have scoliosis?

Not at 43: Bracing not effective or used onyour agr group 20 degrees in a growing person dirgery at45 degrees at your age bracing not appropriate at your age. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have scoliosis?

How can you tell if you have scoliosis?

See your Dr: See an orthopaedic specialist to really determine if you have scoliosis, you will have a physical exam followed with x-rays. ...Read more

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How can you naturally correct a spine curvature?

How can you  naturally correct a spine curvature?

Escolisis correction: Escoliosis can be improved with exercises specially directed to improve escolosis.Need to see therpist especialised in scolisis.Need to see physician to see if the addition of bracing may be of benefict. ...Read more

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What can help people with spondylolisthesis?

What can help people with spondylolisthesis?

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. ...Read more

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How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

Pain management: Their is a specialty that deals directly with helping patients with pain and it is known as pain management. I would not hesitate to ask your physician to refer you to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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How can you get multiple slipped discs?

How can you get multiple slipped discs?

Aging: By slipped discs, i assume you mean bulging and herniated discs. This is parts of the normal aging process. By age 60, approximately 90% have degenerative discs, 709% have bulging discs, and 36% have herniated discs in their lower back. So the answer, is if you live long enough, you will most likely have multiple degenerative discs. ...Read more