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Wha are some ideas for pain relief for spondylolysis?

Wha are some ideas for pain relief for spondylolysis?

Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Please share any ideas for pain relief for spondylolysis?

Please share any ideas for pain relief for spondylolysis?

Several things but : 90% treated without surgery with bracing, activity modification , exercise emphasizing flexibility and core stabilization as well as medication being the mainstays of treatment sometimes injections are done as well. ...Read more

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Is spondylolysis very common?

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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Does spondylolysis have a cure?

Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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How do I treat my spondylolysis?

Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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Is spondylolysis common among boys?

6% chance : The incidence of finding this is 6% in the us population unless you are an eskimo and then it can be as high as 25%. It can be higher in certain high level athletes related to certain sports. ...Read more

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What can be done for spondylolysis?

Exercise/surgery: Lumbar spondylolysis is a break in the pars interarticularis. It is many times an incidental findings on x-rays of the lumbar spine. Only if you become symptomatic should anything be done. You should try resistive exercises to strengthen your core muscles. Bracing may beneficial. Nsaids may be healthful. Only when symptoms remain after trying & failing conservative care should surgery be your choi. ...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 is the definition or description of: Spondylolysis?

Spondylosis: 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 lumbar spine (low back) ...Read more

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Can spondylolysis run in families?

Definitely: There is a genetic component for spondylolysis. Certain populations have rates approaching 50%, while others have very low rates. While genetics plays a role, your parents having it does not necessarily mean you have it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to massage someone with spondylolysis ?

Is it safe to massage someone with spondylolysis ?

Yes: Quite safe support from hyperextension by placing a pillow under belly while laying on stomach for massage most comfortable idea. ...Read more

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How are spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis typically treated?

How are spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis typically treated?

Depends!: Unless symptoms are severe, most can be treated by core strengthening exercises, medications. Surgery can help if simple measures fail and pain interferes with normal activities. ...Read more

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How are spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis generally evaluated?

How are spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis generally evaluated?

Xrays: Xrays can make the diagnosis of spondylolisthesis. Xrays can show the relationships of the vertebrae (bones) in your spine and determine if one is slipped relative to the neighboring vertebrae. Ct or MRI scans can confirm or make the diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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How are spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis typically diagnosed?

Imaging: When people present with back and leg pain, x-rays, mri, and ct will show them. Beware though. They may not be the source of the pain! they can be painless. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to develop spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Who is more likely to develop spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Depends!: One common type occurs during childhood and adolescence. It seems to be caused by repeated extension (leaning backward), so gymnasts and interior linemen (football) are at risk. But it is common among the general population. Another common type is part of the aging process; it normally is seen after age 50 and is slightly more common in women. ...Read more

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What's the difference between spondylolysis and an extra vertebra?

Simply two : Different items. A spondylolysis is a defect or fracture through the pars region of the vertebra while an extra vertebra is just an additional one like some people can have an extra finger or toe. Sometimes this extra vertebra can alter the mechanics of the spine leading to back pain. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Many: Both conditions give different set of symptoms if nervous tissue are involved. Pain in spine area, crackling sound on movement, painful movement with or without restriction. Weakness, numbness, tingling, spasm, bladder control. Etc. ...Read more

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What is spondylolysis at L5 (bilateral) and what symptoms would you have?

SpineHealth.com: Not enough space to answer your answer here. I would suggest you check out spinehealth.Com. ...Read more

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What can I do/take to deal with the pain from spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis?

What can I do/take to deal with the pain from spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis?

NSAIDs : Careful use of nsaids. Under the supervision of a physician. Come in to see me. I can help treat this condition. ...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