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According to MRI I have slight reversed spondylolisthesis of c6. Why is it reversed?

According to MRI I have slight reversed spondylolisthesis of c6. Why is it reversed?

Unsure: A reversal of a spondylolisthesis is possibly a radiologist 's term that I am unfamiliar with.If c6 has a " spondylo" it means that it has slipped forward on the vertebral body below it(c7). If it is " reversed" it may mean that it has slipped ' backward' on c7.(retrolisthesis)...? Possibly due to disc degeneration/ facet joint arthrosis/ instability etc. Check w/ your physician about significance. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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How do physicians read a MRI of the spine spondylolisthesis?

How do physicians read a MRI of the spine spondylolisthesis?

It Depends: In a patient with spondylolisthesis (forward slippage of one vertebra on the one below), an MRI is most helpful in evaluating the extent of spinal stenosis caused by this misalignment of the vertebra. ...Read more

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Spondylolisthesis -- is there a cure?

Spondylolisthesis  -- is there a cure?

No: It is due to degeneration of disc and joints, occasionally from a type of fracture. Surgery can be used to correct it, but usually exercise, weight control and otc medication can control symptoms without anything more drastic needing to be done. ...Read more

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What are the tests for spondylolisthesis?

What are the tests for spondylolisthesis?

Exam, radiographs: A careful physical may pick it up, but in most cases the deformity is not visible to the eye. Plain radiographs (x-rays) show the slip (spondylolisthesis). If done standing, they can show subtle slips that go away while lying down. Mri and ct are helpful if there are nerve symptoms (like leg pain, numbness, weakness) and if surgery is being considered. Bone scan is sometimes used too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spondylolisthesis?

What are the symptoms of spondylolisthesis?

None to varied: There are several types of spondylolisthesis these can have no symptoms to varying types of back &/or leg pain with or without any numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. 70% of the degenerative or acquired type & 90% of the congenital type are treated non operatively, the pain is usually worse with activity & better with rest. ...Read more

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What is retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

What is  retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

A backward spinal sl: Your spine vertebra don't line up front back and one has slipped back this is a different condition than the commonly treated anterior slipping they have different treatment algorithms and prognosis general part of segmental degeneration a levels higher than l3. ...Read more

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Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Depends!: Acute spondolylisthesis is symptomatic because of the associated pars fracture. The condition id itself virtually pain free until you are past grade1 and in many cases grade two. Talk to your doc. Imaging with basic x-rays is the first tests needed with clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can ceragem therapy be used for spondylolisthesis?

Probably not: Unlikely, this is no data supporting the use of ceragem in spondylolisthesis. The absence of data does not always mean a therapy does not work but in this case very unlikely and possibly quite expensive for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

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