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Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis Exercises
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
Is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone (spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more
Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1. Can this get worse and become grade 3 or can it get better to Grade 1 with exercise? How to relieve pain? Thanks
Slight slip: Grade I spondylolisthesis is slippage of up to 25% of one vertebral body with regards to the adjacent one. A mild grade I slip would suggest that the displacement is on the lower side of the range. However, it is more of a descriptive term and does not specifically mean a particular percentage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hurt my back working out. Now I have spondylisis. Will that more than likely turn into spondylolisthesis one day?
Get your terminology: I have no idea what you mean when you say that you have spondylisis. Spondylosistheses is a specific spinal deformity caused by a developpemental problem connecting the dorsal and ventral part of a vertebral body. Hurting your back working out is not likely to produce this problem. Find out exactly what is the problem with your back before asking the next question. ...Read more
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
Lots!: Just about any exercise is potentially okay. Use common sense. If a given exercise is uncomfortable, decide if it is mild discomfort from doing something new, or something that you will pay for later. People with painful joints and back problems ofter can do exercises in water, so look into water aerobics, swimming, water walking (but obviously you need pool access). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All: All are safe to perform but some may aggravate symptoms and may need to be modified or avoided if too painful. Most exercise programs for people with this condition aim at core strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular routines. Generally, if weight lifting, squats and deadlifts should be avoided. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: If these are findings on your MRI hopefully the doctor who ordered it has shown you the pictures and discussed how it could relate to your problems. If not, get a better doctor. The annular tear is a fissure in the outside of the disc. Spondylolisthesis is when 1 vertebrae slips forward or backward on another. Google both terms and you'll get a lot of info. ...Read more
Brace: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of one vertebra over another. The symptoms and degree of slippage is usually what determines the treatment. If a grade 1-2 and no symptoms one does not need to treta it much but if with pain then bracing for a while and gradual physical therapy to strengthen the spinal muscles may be needed. In more advanced degrees surgery (spinal fusion) may be needed, ...Read more
I have bilateral degenerative changes at l5-s1 level w/a grade 1-2 spondylolisthesis found 9/2012 has become worse will I end up needing surgery?
Spine Surgery: Spine surgery is reserved for individuals that have unrelenting pain that has failed conservative care or who have a progressive neurologic condition due to the spinal changes. Many individuals with your radiographic finding are pain free. If worsening would followup with your doctor or see a surgical or nonsurgical spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a grade 1 spondylolisthesis l4/l5/s1 with stenosis. My pain would be described as burning and a feeling of heaviness in my lower back.?
Common: Spondylolisthesis commonly causes back pain. Lumbar stenosis commonly causes leg pain, numbness especially with extended activity. Weight control and core muscle exercises are a first step. If these don't help, consultation with a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon would be a reasonable next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to run with. L5/S1 disc protrusion with narrowing of right exit foramen and L5/S1 grade 1 spondylolisthesis?
I have spondylolisthesis grade 1 I feel always pain in my back and sometimes in my legs my weight 214 lbs my long is 65 in. My spondy in L5 s1.
Many options: Given your young age your condition is likely a congenital problem. The best option is to attempt physical therapy to strengthen your back and loose weight. Steroid injections can also help for brief periods of time. Surgery for this condition is quite helpful and many patients that have symptoms at a young age ultimately end up having surgey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have spondylolisthesis grade 1 in l5, s1 I always feel pain in my back and somtimes in my legs my country dose not have health care what shouled I do?
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What are exercises I can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?
What exercises are recommended for someone with spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?
I have spondylolisthesis herniated disc at L4 l5.Had 4 epidurals some relief, back exercise the pain is worse. Heat &meds help some what else can I do?
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