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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Having Spondylolisthesis
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
I'm having a hard time deciding on spinal fusion and a laminectomy. What is the long term prognosis if I don't? G1 spondylolisthesis, R&L foraminal sten
Gradual worsening: Gradual worsening with foot drops if you have significant neurologic symptoms peotecting the nervesc with reconstruction has a better long term out com if you have only axial backache surgical outcome is less obviously beneficial wiltze urged us to wait for the leg pain then intervene if you don't have leg pain then your nerves are ok. ...Read more
I have a grade 2 spondylolisthesis. On Friday while shopping my back "popped". I now have severe pain and cannot walk/stand for long. What could it be?
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 more
Several things: Many folks will do well, but surgery does not always get rid of all symptoms that motivate people to consider surgery. You may have persistent pain, continued or new weakness, numbness, tingling; difficulty emptying or controlling bladder or bowels, numbness in the private area, spinal fluid leakage, failure of fusion, problems relating to any implants used. Some of these may improve, but may not. ...Read more
2 broad a?: So many variations as to where, how : front, back or both. Who is performing it, , how many levels, what grade is the slip ; more.....B more specific. ...Read more
Varied: The natural history of spondylolisthesis is somewhat difficult to predict and may be somewhat dependent on the underlying causes of the misalignment. Also the current degree of misalignment and if there is instability also play a part. Core stabilization exercises, physical fitness and weight management are important in maintaining he issue and potentially preventing progression. ...Read more
Yes: The most common type of spondylolisthesis will rarely progress to a severe slip. Most of the time, the progression stops when a person reaches adulthood. The other common kind occurs in middle life and beyond, and rarely progresses beyond grade 1 or 2 (mild). The process of slippage is not something people feel. ...Read more
Depends: The natural history of spondylolisthesis is somewhat difficult to predict and may be somewhat dependent on the underlying causes of the misalignment. Also the current degree of misalignment and if there is instability also play a part. Core stabilization exercises, physical fitness and weight management are important in maintaining he issue and potentially preventing progression. ...Read more
A backward spinal sl: Your spine vertebra don't line up front back and one has slipped back this is a different condition than the commonly treated anterior slipping they have different treatment algorithms and prognosis general part of segmental degeneration a levels higher than l3. ...Read more
These rarely: Progress if the isthmic or congenital type with less than 1% progressing in adulthood. They can progress during youth. The acquired or degenerative type can progress but rarely past grade 2. Weight control, not smoking and regular exercise including core strengthening is important in terms of symptom control. ...Read more
Several: Acetaminophen (brand name tylenol) is a good one to try unless you have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen (nuprin, motrin, medipren) and Naproxen (aleve) are over the counter. They should not be used if you have high blood pressure or stomach ulcers (have or have had). The most common side effect is upset stomach. Always follow instructions & note the precautions inside. ...Read more
Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis surgery usually involves stabilization through a fusion procedure. Assuming the surgery is done well by a qualified surgeon the success rates are very good. Approximately 85-90% of patients who have surgery for spondylolisthesis are happy with the results. ...Read more
More info please: Isthmic or degenerative dysplastic traumatic need to know what type of spondy and what type of procedure to be accurate and the target symptom leg pain or back pain generally my impression for the most common types is 90% good to excellent relief of leg pain with decompression and fusion if no otherlevels degenerative 60/40 for back pain I treated this condition for leg pain only wiltse pioneered ...Read more
Without question: The spine must support the weight of the body. Most people who who are over weight have the weight in their abdomen. They also then do stoop and not stand up properly. They tend to sit for long periods with poor back support. They have poor core strength with enormous stress on the low back with minimal help from the stomach muscles. This forces the lower back forward off of the pelvis. ...Read more
Shriners if under18: Stout have to be under18but the shrine is always a great place to get care if you qualify. ...Read more
Yes: Obesity plays a role in back pain in general and now you are adding an unstable level. It may also signify a lack of regular exercise as well which is a factor. Secondary to the obesity may be diabetes which can affect your nerves directly and lead to a neuropathy which may compound any stenosis symptoms if present with the spondylolisthesis level. ...Read more
Spondylolisthesis is generally considered a great indication for surgery (especially if there is excess motion at that segment on flexion vs extension xrays or if accompanied by leg symptoms) and most (>85%) are considered "successful" (50% improvement is common definition in studies).
With that said, surgery is not "needed" unless there is instability or neurological deficits. ...Read more
Refers to the slippage of one vertebra forward relative to the one below it. (if it is displaced backward it is usually referred to as retrolisthesis) This can occur as the result of trauma or can be due to arthritic degeneration (which for some reason occurs more often in women) Rarely one is born with the condition (dysplastic spondylolisthesis)
www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman (I'm in KY) ...Read more
Keep abs tight: The ligaments holding spinal vertebrae in place have been stretched or torn. If this is early and motion is limited, no real precautions are needed except good back care. Stretching, abdominal strengthening, proper lifting, carrying, posture and sitting will prolong good alignment. Repeat X rays yearly without symptoms will tell in the slippage is holding or worsening. Numbness or pain needs eval ...Read more
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
I have spondylolisthesis for 4months ago I want removev the pain it is alwase with me my country not have good health care what should I do?
Let me advise you: Treatment for the problem you have need more information, what kind of spondyloisthesis, what degree, how your response to the treatment, before that it is not easy to answer your 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
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