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Doctor insights on: What Are Natural Treatment Options For Spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

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


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What other treatment options are open for spondylolisthesis?

Many: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of 1 vertebral body on the other. This is not always painful. When it is, it can often be treated like any other form of back pain with exercise, nonnarcotic pain medication, and bracing. When the slippage results in the pinching of a nearby nerve, surgery usually with fusion of the bones may be helpful. ...Read more

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Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Please help! pain treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Depends!: Acute spondolylisthesis is symptomatic because of the associated pars fracture. The condition id itself virtually pain free until you are past grade1 and in many cases grade two. Talk to your doc. Imaging with basic x-rays is the first tests needed with clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis of the l 5 vertebrae?

Varies: The treatment of spondylolisthesis is based upon the degree of problem a patient is having with it. Simple alternatives are medications, physical therapy, or simple activity restrictions. More involved options for severe case includes injection therapy or surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

First: It must be established that your back and leg pain are being caused by the condition. If this is established, then conservative care in form bracing, trunk stabilization exercises, prescription or otc nsaids should be tried. If there is no relief of symptoms over a. 6 months period, then a decompression with fusion (anterior & posterior) may be necessary with or without hardware. ...Read more

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Can ceragem therapy be used for spondylolisthesis?

Probably not: Unlikely, this is no data supporting the use of ceragem in spondylolisthesis. The absence of data does not always mean a therapy does not work but in this case very unlikely and possibly quite expensive for you. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are there for spondylolisthesis?!?

Majority non op: Common types: congenital which occurs in 6% of the population & is treated without surgery 90% of the time with occasional use of otc medication, bracing & activity modification along with core strengthening exercises, flexibilty routines & cardio ones-other common type is the acquired usually seen in females over 50 with 70% getting same treatment. Surgery is a fusion +- laminectomy for both. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral spondylolisthesis?

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

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Can spondylolisthesis grade 1-2 be treated through physical therapy, lifestyle, or exercise?

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

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I have a mild spondylolisthesis. What kind of treatments should I consider other than spinal fusion?

Spondylolisthesis: You have had this likely since age 6-8 years old. That is when this problem seems to surface. Most commonly, this is an incidental finding present in 5-6% of the asymptomatic population. Make sure you have tried pt (mckenzie, avoid hyperextension), nsaid's, and nerve root or pars injections. Activity modifications until symptoms resolve may also be necessary. If all else fails, fusion. ...Read more

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Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?

Depends: Most disks get better within 6 months with pt and conservative treatment, assuming that the disk is even related to the pain. Keep an eye on spondy to make sure it's stable. If you develop instability surgery may be in order. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't control my pimple and acnee is there is any natural treatment for this?

What to do if I can't control my pimple and acnee is there is any natural treatment for this?

Acne: There are many medications available for acne treatment. There should be a regimen that would work for you. Please go your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Best natural treatment for xenophobia?

Best natural treatment for xenophobia?

Travel: The best natural treatment for xenophobia is to travel to different places. There will be an appreciation of other cultures, customs, languages, etc. We should be thankful to live in the U.S. For many reasons including our freedom and democracy, but there are always new things to learn about other people that can help raise our tolerance and understanding of others. ...Read more

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What is a natural treatment for uveitis?

What is a natural treatment for uveitis?

None: Untreated uveitis can cause serious, sometimes vision threatening complications. There are no known "natural" treatments for this condition. Do not risk you eyesight because of an ideological comittment to unconventional treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for nph?

What is the best natural treatment for nph?

Varies: Surgery with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is the best treatment for nph. However, for patients who cannot tolerate surgery, or are very early on in their symptomatology, one could consider physical, occupational and speech (cognitive) therapy. These modalities can teach the patient how to compensate for the symptoms of nph. For example, gait training or balance training. ...Read more

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Can azoospermia be cured by natural treatment or food?

Can azoospermia be cured by natural treatment or food?

No: There is no proof that any food or natural treatment or even medicine can increase sperm production and pregnancy in partners of azospermic men. The most effective treatment is surgical sperm harvest and using these sperm for ivf with icsi. Sometimes though sperm are not found in the testes or its ducts. Some genetic factors that lead to azospermia should be investigated first. ...Read more