Spondylolisthesis Diagnosis and Treatment
Our spondylolisthesis center is designed to help you find answers to your spinal problem. From definition to recovery at home, SpineUniverse is here to help.
Definition and Diagnosis
Spondylolisthesis can be present at birth, develop during childhood or later in life. The disorder may result from the physical stresses to the spine from carrying heavy things, weightlifting, gymnastics, and general wear and tear.
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- Isthmic Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis in Adults
- Isthmic Spondylolisthesis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
- Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: Adult Slip Progression
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Diagnostic Steps and Spondylolisthesis
- Getting the Most from Your Visit to a Spine Specialist - Video
Video interview featuring Mary Rodts, M.S., M.S.A., C.N.P., O.N.C., F.A.A.N. provides patients tips about getting the maximum benefit from a visit with a spine specialist.
- Neurology Basics: Neurological Exams
- Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: Symptoms and Diagnosis
- Low Back Pain and The Zygapophysial Joint
- Diagnostic Tools: X-Ray, Bone Scan, MRI, CT Scan
- Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Approximately 5% of the population has a spondylolisthesis, but many of those people will never need any treatment. The grade of slip (grades 1-5) and your symptoms will help determine your treatment. You may need bed rest, medications, or bracing.
- Coping with Back Pain: What Works?
- Spinal Bracing
- Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: An Overview of Diagnostic Principles and Treatment
- Medication and Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain
- What You Need to Know About Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications: How NSAIDs Work
- Drugs Used to Treat Pain: Opioids - Narcotics
- Muscle Relaxants in The Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain
- Can Physical Therapy Help Me?
- Physical Therapy: TENS, Ultrasound, Heat and Cryotherapy
- Physical Therapy Program for Low Back Pain
- Physical Therapy - Evaluation and Treatment for Back Pain
- Chiropractic Index
- I Still Have Back Pain! Now What?
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Spinal Injection / Nerve Block Therapies for Back Pain
- Chronic Back Pain: When Surgery is Not the Answer
If you are scheduled to have spinal surgery, one way to relieve your anxiety about the procedure is to learn all you can about the procedure.
- Preoperative Steps to Spinal Surgery
- Anesthesia - Questions and Answers
- Management of Isthmic Spondylolisthesis in Adults
- Spondylolisthesis; Surgical Procedures, Preparation, and Postoperative Care
- Understanding Lumbar Fusion Surgery
- What Should I Know About Lumbar Spinal Fusion?
- Bone Grafts: New Developments
- BMP's Use in Spine Surgery Today
- Multi Axial Screws Help Make Instrumentation Surgery Easier
- Purpose of Braces in Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a variation of the posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) approach for the surgical treatment of spondylolisthesis and segmental instability.
- Lumbar Microendoscopic Discectomy Surgery
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- What is Post-Operative Care?
Post-operative recovery starts in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). This unit is dedicated to meet the patient’s needs thereby minimizing post-operative complications.
- Pain Control after Surgery - Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
- Discharge Instructions After Spine Surgery
- Surgical Wound Care: Questions and Answers
After any surgical procedure, the body needs times to restore damaged tissues and return to normal. The first part of recovery begins in the hospital.
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- How to Cope When You Have Low Back Pain: Sitting, Driving, Standing, Stooping, Squatting, Kneeling
- Use Good Body Mechanics to Help Keep Your Spine Safe
- Back Care for Sitting Work
- Back Pain and Obesity
- Cigarette Smoking and its Impact on Spinal Fusions
- Simple Ways to Prevent the Onset of Low Back Pain
- Aging Spine: Older Doesn't Mean More Painful
- Exercise to Optimize Outcome in Low Back Pain
- Golf After Spine Surgery: Part 1 of 2
- Save Your Back with Sleep
- Fall Prevention Benefits All Age Groups
- Preventing Injuries at Work
- Exercise and Wellness Index
- Avoid Stressing Your Back