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Is it safe to massage someone with spondylolysis ?

Is it safe to massage someone with spondylolysis ?

Yes : Yes -- there are 2 types of this condition. One is known as congenital which usually is noted as early aa age 5 but more toward teen years that can be more of a stress fracture associated with higher level active athletes. Massage is fine. The other is due to a true trauma that could be associated with an unstable fracture & may not be approprate for massage until it has healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Spondylolysis (Definition)

Spondylolysis is a condition in which there is a specific defect in the connection between the bones that make up the spinal column. Symptoms range from having none to having low back pain that may worsen ...Read more


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Is it safe to play football with spondylolysis?

Is it safe to play football with spondylolysis?

Yes: Most of the time, yes. If you have nerve symptoms (numbness, weakness, tingling) or severe pain you should see a doctor. ...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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What common complications are associated with spondylolysis?

What common complications are associated with spondylolysis?

Spondylolisthesis: It "destabilizes" the low back, allowing the bone to slip forward on the bone below it, a condition know as spondylolisthesis (also called anterolisthesis). This may or may not be painful. ...Read more

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Is spondylolysis very common?

Yes: It is estimated that 6% of the general population has spondylolysis, with or without spondylolisthesis. Most of those have no pain or other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spondylolysis?

None to pain: The symptoms can range from absolutely none to hamstring tightness, low back pain with or without some radiation to legs. There can be some tingling or parathesias and/or numbness into the legs as well . The hamstring tightness may restrict the lower back range of motion. ...Read more

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Can a person having spondylolysis become a dancer?

Can a person having spondylolysis become a dancer?

Yes: Many athletes including gymnasts, football players and dancers have spondylolysis and perform with it for years and decades with no symptoms or intermittent episodes that respond to rest, nsaids, steroid blocks, stabilization training. Staying fit helps the most in diminishing symptoms and the potential for surgery. ...Read more

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What is spondylolysis?

What is spondylolysis?

A small crack : A crack in a particular part of one spine bone a radio graphic finding may or may not be painful common in elite gymnasts and interior line men. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the outlook for people with spondylolysis?

Usually good: 6% of the population has it, and most do not know it. If you have it and pain, it may not even be the cause of your pain. If it does seem to be the cause, most of the time it will improve with conservative care (that is, without surgery). ...Read more

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