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Can you tell me what is spondylolisthesis and its management?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Slippage

One bone slips forward on top of the one underneath it.
Sometimes it is silent (no symptoms) so no treatment is necessary. Many people with it have pain that responds to exercise, physical therapy and mild medication. A few are severe enough for surgery.

In brief: Slippage

One bone slips forward on top of the one underneath it.
Sometimes it is silent (no symptoms) so no treatment is necessary. Many people with it have pain that responds to exercise, physical therapy and mild medication. A few are severe enough for surgery.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Slipped Spine

Spondylolithesis is when upper vertebrae slips forward on lower vertebrae.
Treatment includes physical therapy for core strengthening, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections and surgery. Surgery most often includes spinal fusion with screws and rods to hold the bones into position.

In brief: Slipped Spine

Spondylolithesis is when upper vertebrae slips forward on lower vertebrae.
Treatment includes physical therapy for core strengthening, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections and surgery. Surgery most often includes spinal fusion with screws and rods to hold the bones into position.
Dr. Carl Spivak
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