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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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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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How serious is spondylolysis?

How serious is spondylolysis?

Spine defect: Spondylo means spine and lysis means crack. These can be congenital variety which is genetic in origin occuring in 6% of population or after trauma which can be repetitve particularly in certain high level athletes: swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most are treated non operatively. They will not cause usually anything more than some pain in back & occasionally legs. ...Read more

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What is chronic spondylolysis?

What is chronic spondylolysis?

Spine defect: Spondylo means spine & lysis means crack. These can be congenital variety which is genetic in origin occuring in 6% of the us population or after trauma which can be repetitve particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen most are treated non operatively. Chronic means that it is long standing & did not heal but may or may not be symptomatic. ...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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Why do I have spondylolysis pain?

Why do I have spondylolysis pain?

It is an instability: Issue of the spine that leads to inflammation or to muscular pain as. Result of the muscles trying to stabilize an unstable spine segment. ...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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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 spondylolysis be cured permanently?

Can spondylolysis be cured permanently?

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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If I spondylolysis what do I need to do?

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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Why would spondylolysis keeps re-occurring?

Not all heal and can: Cause recurrent symptoms. This defect is seen in about 6% of people but not all have symptoms while some do and even fewer have recurrent back pain with 10% overall getting surgery for persistent symptoms that fail nonoperative care like exercise and pt, bracing, medication and activity modifications. ...Read more

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What is spondylolysis? How serious is this?

What is  spondylolysis? How serious is this?

A small crack: In a spine called th parsinterarticularis it a bridge of bone from th two joint to the support structure in th front with extension activities this can fail inlow energy they can range from causing no symptoms means no limits to nagging low back ache many people live a normal active life with them can be associated with spondylithesis spinal slip if aslip is present neural impingement and sciatica. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to fully heal spondylolysis?

Depends: Spondylolysis refers to a defect in a part of the spine structure called the pars. It is also called a pars defect. Some cases are congenital , others are from trauma and others may be uncertain. Most do not need surgery. The ones that do are associated with significant pain, nerve dysfunction or signs of spine instability ...Read more

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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 are long term complications from 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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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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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