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Doctor insights on: Is Ceragem Therapy An Option For Patients With Spondylolisthesis

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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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What other treatment options are open for spondylolisthesis?

Many: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of 1 vertebral body on the other. This is not always painful. When it is, it can often be treated like any other form of back pain with exercise, nonnarcotic pain medication, and bracing. When the slippage results in the pinching of a nearby nerve, surgery usually with fusion of the bones may be helpful. ...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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What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral 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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Can spondylolisthesis grade 1-2 be treated through physical therapy, lifestyle, or exercise?

Conservative rx: Spondylolysis break in posterior element,pars, of vertebrae. Bilateral frxs can result in listhesis, of vertebra forward. Gr1&2 slip mild usually do not cause serious symptoms. Idiopathic, traumatic, dysplastic formsFurther degree of slip can cause pain and neurologic sxs from compression on nerves. Conservative therapy for mild forms without surgery usual rx.Rest and strengthening core muscles. ...Read more

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I have spondylolisthesis and two herniated discs. Physical therapy doesn't help and neither does prednisone. I have pain and numbness in my legs and b?

I have spondylolisthesis and two herniated discs. Physical therapy doesn't help and neither does prednisone. I have pain and numbness in my legs and b?

Spine specialist: Sorry to hear the therapy and medications haven't been helpful. You should consider seeing an orthopedic specialist to discuss other options for treatment. Often a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist) can be very helpful to review the physical therapy you've tried, prescribe other techniques that may be helpful and also consider a spinal injection. ...Read more

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Can a patient of spondylolisthesis have sex?

Can a patient of spondylolisthesis have sex?

Sure: The spine holds pressures far exceeding the recommended daily levels. Spondylolisthesis means a forward motion of vertebral body ever so slightly. Aggressive movements e.g. The ones you describe best performed after midnight. ...Read more