Spondylolisthesis & NSD Therapy®
Spondylolisthesis is a congenital or developmental disorder of the spine where the spinal bone above slips forward on the segment below. There are two distinct forms each requiring treatments for stability: A Congenital form or the Developmental type. The developmental forms of Spondylolisthesis cases are those resulting from a fracture or degenerative arthritis. Care must be taken to identify the cause and type of condition before you start your treatments. Significant efforts via clinical observations, diagnostic imaging, and presenting features must be thoroughly studied to rule out a developmental form from the congenital Spondylolisthesis. An NSD Therapy® Treatment Center has the advanced training to help them identify the type of condition you have: a needed step towards improvement and stability of your condition.
In children, Spondylolisthesis usually occurs between the fifth bone in the lower back (lumbar spine) and the first bone in the sacrum (tailbone). The congenital forms are often due to a spinal birth defect. In adults, the most common cause of the developmental type is degeneration (such as arthritis), where the slippage is between the fourth and fifth lumbar spine vertebrae. The other cause of the developmental types includes stress fractures (commonly seen in gymnasts) and traumatic fractures.
Spondylolisthesis can range from mild to severe. It can produce an increased lordotic curve (swayback), but in later stages may result in a kyphosis (round back) as slippage progressively worsens. The symptoms may include lower back pain (lumbar pain), pain in the thighs and buttocks, stiffness, muscle tightness and tenderness in the spine. Neurological damage (leg weakness or change in sensation) may result from pressure on the nerve roots and may cause sciatica-like symptoms where pain radiates down the legs.
Stabel v.s. Unstable Spine Instabilities: A Misdiagnosed Condition
Spondylolisthesis requires advanced clinical evaluative methods to rule out instabilities. Most clinicians and therapy centers fail to classify the stability. Often they initiate care without adequately evaluating their patient’s condition. In most cases, these patients may increase in pain. If you are a patient and have had an increase in symptoms, you may want to visit an NSD Therapy® Treatment Center near you. Have one of our clinicians evaluate your spine and rule out instabilities. If instabilities are detected, they need urgent attention.
Your NSD Therapy® treatment center can advise you on follow-up care and treatment, even if you have an unstable condition. Treatments for the unstable forms can be given by customizing your therapy session. NSD Therapy® is a great option for those that have either painful or unstable forms. It is a non-surgical means of treatment that incorporates Chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and treatments on Advanced Medical Technology. So, let our clinical teams of research-based chiropractors and physiotherapists evaluate and treat you today. We can help your spondylolisthesis and prevent spine surgery; contact us now!