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What are exercises i can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?

What are exercises i can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?

Several: Weight bearing exercise will increase your bone mass. Since you have stenosis exercises with you sitting or flexed would be comfortable like a bike or on a treadmill with an incline. Yoga and pilates for core stabilization as well. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

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


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

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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I'm having a hard time deciding on spinal fusion and a laminectomy. What is the long term prognosis if I don't? G1 spondylolisthesis, R&L foraminal sten

I'm having a hard time deciding on spinal fusion and a laminectomy. What is the long term prognosis if I don't? G1 spondylolisthesis, R&L foraminal sten

Gradual worsening: Gradual worsening with foot drops if you have significant neurologic symptoms peotecting the nervesc with reconstruction has a better long term out com if you have only axial backache surgical outcome is less obviously beneficial wiltze urged us to wait for the leg pain then intervene if you dont have leg pain then your nerves are ok. ...Read more

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Had a spinal fusion at L5 for spondylolisthesis in 2012. Been weightlifting for about 1.5 years now. Should I have limits even with no pain?

Your best bet: Is to review this with your surgeon as he/she will best know/understand the complexities of the your present post surgical spinal anatomy. Remember, just because you have no pain, doesn't mean that your not traumatizing your spine. ...Read more

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Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life .My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?

Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life .My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?

Talk to MD: This problem could have many causes. I would suggest an evaluation by a neurosurgeon. With mris and physical examination they would be able to offer a course of treatment. ...Read more

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Would spinal fusion for spondilolisthesis help numbness and pain in legs and back and herinated discs?

90% success rate in : A non smoker in terms of symptom relief. This is assuming you have failed a rigorous course of non op care including: medication, physical therapy, possibly bracing and even pain management in terms of spinal injections. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for someone with spondylolisthesis?

What are some exercises for someone with 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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What are some safe and pain-free exercises for someone with spondylolisthesis?

What are some safe and pain-free exercises for someone with spondylolisthesis?

Lots!: Just about any exercise is potentially okay. Use common sense. If a given exercise is uncomfortable, decide if it is mild discomfort from doing something new, or something that you will pay for later. People with painful joints and back problems ofter can do exercises in water, so look into water aerobics, swimming, water walking (but obviously you need pool access). ...Read more

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