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a patient suffering from bilateral spondylolysis at L5 with grade 1 anteriolisthesis.Is this condition progressive?what is the best treatment for his chronic backach?Is surgery needed?

By Anonymous March 28, 2010 - 7:00am
 
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My friend had a history of trauma 2 yrs back.Intially she was t/t by bed rest,NSAIDs & braces for about 4-6 month.condition slightly improved.Later go for ct & mri & diagnosed as a case of "B/L spondylolysis at L5 with grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 over S1".at present she has chronic back-ach & lower limb pain,which sometimes become very severe in intensity.she has already restricte her physical activites.please advice what is best T/T for him?Is SURGERY needed?Is this condition progressive?Is complete relief is possible?

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Anonymous

Hello madam is there anybody u know who had recovered from the anterolisthesis grade1 without surgery and played again

December 7, 2016 - 11:10pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

No, I do not know of any one.

Regards,
Maryann

December 8, 2016 - 9:58am
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Anonymous

Can a chiropractor deal with this problem

November 16, 2016 - 8:05am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Some people prefer going to a chiropractor.

Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs.

Many different specialties of physicians treat spondylosis, including internists, family medicine doctors, general practitioners, rheumatologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, and pain-management specialists.

Non-physician health-care practitioners who often treat spondylosis include physician assistants and nurse practitioners, as well as physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors.

Regards,
Maryann

November 16, 2016 - 9:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

hi
i mean wheather a chiropractor can heal the bilateral spondylolysis completely
and is it 100% recoverable
can we make a return to cricket

November 21, 2016 - 1:20am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

It is a degenerative disease, so I do not think it can be cured but rather symptoms can be managed. As far as being able to play cricket again, that is something to discuss with your healthcare professional.

Regards,
Maryann

November 21, 2016 - 11:02am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

What do u mean by degenarative if its once healed completely will it affect again

November 24, 2016 - 10:26am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous

Degenerative: (of a disease or symptom) characterized by progressive, often irreversible deterioration, and loss of function in the organs or tissues.

Are you asking about yourself? Please speak with your physician.

Spondylolysis is a specific defect in the connection between vertebrae, the bones that make up the spinal column. This defect can lead to small stress fractures (breaks) in the vertebrae that can weaken the bones so much that one slips out of place, a condition called spondylolisthesis.

Regards,
Maryann

November 24, 2016 - 10:36am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

My mri says grade 1 anterolisthesis with difuse disc bulge and suggesstive of bilateral spondylolysis is ita serious thing. If the fracture is cured wil then the anti.lis. Too will go with it wats the solution pls repli fast

November 25, 2016 - 1:04am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

This is basically another term for spondylolisthesis.

Anterolisthesis is a spine condition in which the upper vertebral body, the drum-shaped area in front of each vertebrae, slips forward onto the vertebra below.

The amount of slippage is graded on a scale from 1 to 4.

Grade 1 is mild (less than 25% slippage), while grade 4 is severe (greater than 75% slippage).The symptoms of anterolisthesis can vary greatly depending if and how much the slippage pinches the nerve roots and what area is affected.

A fracture and anterolisthesis are two separate things. A fracture can heal.

Anterolisthesis can be treated. I am not qualified to say it is cured.

Regards,
Maryann

November 25, 2016 - 9:43am
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