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Can you tell me what is mild grade 1 spondylolisthesis?

Can you tell me what is mild grade 1 spondylolisthesis?

Slight slip: Grade i spondylolisthesis is slippage of up to 25% of one vertebral body with regards to the adjacent one. A mild grade i slip would suggest that the displacement is on the lower side of the range. However, it is more of a descriptive term and does not specifically mean a particular percentage. ...Read more

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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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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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Hurt my back working out. Now I have spondylisis. Will that more than likely turn into spondylolisthesis one day?

Hurt my back working out. Now I have spondylisis. Will that more than likely turn into spondylolisthesis one day?

Get your terminology: I have no idea what you mean when you say that you have spondylisis.. Spondylosistheses is a specific spinal deformity caused by a developpemental problem connecting the dorsal and ventral part of a vertebral body. Hurting your back working out is not likely to produce this problem. Find out exactly what is the problem with your back before asking the next question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is spondylolisthesis and its management?

Can you tell me what is spondylolisthesis and its management?

Slippage: One bone slips forward on top of the one underneath it. Sometimes it is silent (no symptoms) so no treatment is necessary. Many people with it have pain that responds to exercise, physical therapy and mild medication. A few are severe enough for surgery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the success rate for surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Great indication: Spondylolisthesis is generally considered a great indication for surgery (especially if there is excess motion at that segment on flexion vs extension xrays or if accompanied by leg symptoms) and most (>85%) are considered "successful" (50% improvement is common definition in studies). With that said, surgery is not "needed" unless there is instability or neurological deficits. ...Read more

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What does grade 1 spondylolisthesis at the l4-5 level mean?

Up to 25%: Grade 1 means that the forward slippage of L4 is up to one quarter (25%) of the top of the L5 vertebra. So if the top of L5 front to back is 50 mm, the forward slip of L4 is more than zero and less than 12.5 mm. ...Read more

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What does a annular tear at l-5 and grade 1 spondylolisthesis of l-5 at s1 mean?

Depends on symptoms: If these are findings on your MRI hopefully the doctor who ordered it has shown you the pictures and discussed how it could relate to your problems. If not, get a better doctor. The annular tear is a fissure in the outside of the disc. Spondylolisthesis is when 1 vertebrae slips forward or backward on another. Google both terms and you'll get a lot of info. ...Read more

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Grade 1 to 2 spondylolisthesis and more in l5-s1, what to do?

Brace: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of one vertebra over another. The symptoms and degree of slippage is usually what determines the treatment. If a grade 1-2 and no symptoms one does not need to treta it much but if with pain then bracing for a while and gradual physical therapy to strengthen the spinal muscles may be needed. In more advanced degrees surgery (spinal fusion) may be needed, ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what can you tell me about spondylolisthesis?

Need doctor's help! what can you tell me about spondylolisthesis?

Most nonop care: 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 +/-a laminectomy for both. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is spondylolisthesis l4:retrolisthesis?

Listhesis means slip: A spondylolisthesis refers to a relative slip of one vertebra over another. L4/5 is the most common level and is usually a degenerative process (whereas when at l5/s1 is commonly associated with a pars defect- a fracture that occurs in childhood). Retrolisthesis means L4 is slipping back over L5 which is undoubtedly degenerative(most slips are forward and called anterolisthesis). ...Read more