Top
10
Doctor insights on: Safety Of Epidural Spondylolisthesis

Share
Dr. Zahid Niazi
2 doctors shared insights

Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


2

2
Is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if I have spondylolisthesis?

Is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if I have spondylolisthesis?

Yes: It is usually safe to have an epidural with a spondylolisthesis. The best way to be safe is to have a spine specialist review your films and give recommendations to the obstetrician and anesthesiolgist before you end up in the labor room. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Anyone diagnosed spondylolisthesis?

Anyone diagnosed spondylolisthesis?

What is the question: Spondylolithesis is diagnosed by flexion and extension xrays but may also be picked up on mri. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are the best ways to treat spondylolisthesis?

What are the best ways to treat spondylolisthesis?

Exercises: Spondylolisthesis is often found on x-ray examination as an incidental findings. Just because it is there, does not mean that it is the cause of your symptoms. When is established that this is the cause of your symptoms, then exercises, bracing and nsaids such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil and Aleve make help. If not prescription pain medication may be prescribed. If all fail then surgical intervention. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are common complications of spondylolisthesis?

What are common complications of spondylolisthesis?

Pain: Back pain is the most common symptom. Nerve symptoms can also occur: numbness, tingling, pain in the legs. Rarely it can affect the ability to empty the bladder or bowels. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Spondylolisthesis is painful and depressing, any advice?

Consult a specialist: Spondylolisthesis is a spinal deformity which can be something you were born with or be acquired. It is correctable with surgery. You should consult either a spine orthopedic surgeon or a spine neurosurgeon. Research the specialists available to you on line by going to the scoliosis research society or ask your primary health care provider. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
My spondylolisthesis is painful and depressing, any advice?

Shouldn't be: First of all, are you sure that the spondylo is causing your symptoms? Understand 5% of the asymptomatic "normal" population has this abnormality. Maybe it is simply muscular pain or a different problem. If not, consider pt mckenzie, nsaids/tylenol, pain management for injections. Failing this approach, surgery for fusion is quite successful if your pain is confirmed to be from the spondylo. ...Read more

10

10
What is the definition or description of: Spondylolisthesis?

Spine: Slippage of one vertebral body over another either forwards or backwards. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
2,007 doctors shared insights

Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


Dr. Michael Bolesta
306 doctors shared insights

Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

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