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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 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 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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What are steps can I take to prevent cervical disc herniation?

What are steps can I take to prevent cervical disc herniation?

Find youth fountain.: If you can' t find the foutain of youth, then try to stay as young as possible by not smoking, exercise regularly, sleep well and avoid awkward and prolonged positioning with you neck and arms. Avoid heavy or repetitive lifting or pulling. Maintain a good vitamin d level. ...Read more

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How can I prevent scoliosis?

How can I prevent scoliosis?

Varies: Most types of scoliosis can not really be prevented, either they occur or don't occur. One exception to this is the collapse of a vertebrae causing scoliosis secondary to osteoporosis. People in general should be appropriately screened for osteoporosis and treated if it exists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are exercises i can do to prevent further curvature of the spine?

Can you tell me if there are exercises i can do to prevent further curvature of the spine?

Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...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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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you prevent degenerative disc disease?

How can you prevent degenerative disc disease?

Avoid Trauma Smoking: Avoid traumatic injury to discs as well a repetitive injury. Avoid or quit smoking. Use good nutrition with plenty of vitamin a, c< and e. Hope for good inherited features. ...Read more

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How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

Avoid overuse: Arthritis tends to be a degenerative problem closely associated with aging. Some people are genetically predisposed to develop arthritis at an earlier age. It tell my patients that some people are blessed with a higher mileage rating on their "treads". That said, i think one can do a lot to prevent arthritis by avoiding and limiting unnecessary stress to the hands--ie opening a lid to a jar. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent cervical spinal stenosis?

How can I help prevent cervical spinal stenosis?

You can't: The size of the canal is inherited. The secondary degenerative leading to further narrowing is also linked to genetics. You may be able to reduce this by healthy living (regular exercise, no tobacco use, etc), but overall you have little influence on this condition. ...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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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 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

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Besides surgery, how can you take care of a herniated disk to minimize pain?

Besides surgery, how can you take care of a herniated disk to minimize pain?

Several things: Medication can help. Adjust the way you do things (avoiding positions and movements that aggravate your pain, but still stay as active and "normal" as possible. If simple measures fail, an injection may be helpful. Ask your provider for options. ...Read more

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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

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How fast can the cervical spine collapse if osteoporosis?

How fast can the cervical spine collapse if osteoporosis?

Not fast: Although the spine can suffer vertebral fractures from osteoporosis, cervical spine fragility fractures are very uncommon. You are more likely to suffer fractures of the lower thoracic or upper lumber spine. ...Read more

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How can you stop or prevent arthiritis?

How can you stop or prevent arthiritis?

It depends: For conditions such as rheumatoid, we have medications to help put the disease is remission. For osteoarthritis, weight loss may slow progression on weight bearing joints. Unfortunately there is no cure or any ultimate to prevent arthritis from occuring. ...Read more

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What will help people with spondylolisthesis?

What will  help people with spondylolisthesis?

Varied: The natural history of spondylolisthesis is somewhat difficult to predict and may be somewhat dependent on the underlying causes of the misalignment. Also the current degree of misalignment and if there is instability also play a part. Core stabilization exercises, physical fitness and weight management are important in maintaining he issue and potentially preventing progression. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Spondylolysis (Definition)

Spondylosis is a broad term that means degeneration of the spine, more commonly known as osteoarthritis. This can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), or ...Read more