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Get the Best Treatment for Spondylolisthesis or Spondylolysis

Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis are terms that confuse many. Spondylolisthesis is a congenital or developmental spine issue where a segment or vertebra in the spine slips forward about the segment directly below it. Spondylolisthesis can result from wear and tear (degenerative changes, congenital issues, or traumatic accidents. Spondylolisthesis with spondylolysis is a serious health condition and a significant cause of weakness or paralysis in the legs or feet (foot drop). This article provides in-depth information about spondylolisthesis and how to recover without surgery or injections.

How to Recover from Spondylolisthesis Without Surgery or Injections?

Spondylolisthesis is the forward or backward slippage of a vertebra over another. Spondylolisthesis can be found in people with no pain. However, treating a person with lower back pain or neck pain complicated by spondylolisthesis can be challenging as there may be pain coming from different sources simultaneously. Locating major pain generators is essential in providing an effective treatment plan. The majority of spinal problems have several pain sources. Recent research has shown that a multidisciplinary treatment program has a higher success in managing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

 A disc sits in between two adjacent spinal vertebrae. The outer one-third of the disc has nerve fibers that can carry pain signals. Over-stretching or motion of the disc can cause activation of these nerve fibers and results in pain. Inflammation that occurs in the disc and spine can irritate the nerve fibers and cause pain too.

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Irritation of the nerve fibers in the facet joint capsule or the bone near the joint can lead to pain. Stretching of the joint capsule, abnormal loading of the facet joint, or inflammation around the joint may irritate exiting nerve roots. The pain is usually aggravated with neck rotation and extension. People with degenerative spondylolisthesis have extra bone spurs around the joints. The hypermobile joint is more susceptible to nerve root irritation due to narrowing the space where the nerve roots travel through. 

Irritation of the disc or facet joint may result in radicular pain. In the lower back, the pain may travel down into the buttocks or the legs. In the neck, the person may be complaining of a headache or upper back pain. 

What Causes Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthisis? 

Spondylolysis is a medical term that describes a defect or fracture of the lamina or pars interarticular. The Laminaof the spine is the main area where spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis occur. Lamina is a thin flat bone at the back of the spine that arches and forms the roof of the spine. The lamina is an essential landmark in the spine as it gives rise to the following necessary structures:

  1. Two transverse processes 
  2. Spinous process
  3. Facets or spinal joints

Fractures of the lamina are common in slip and fall and sports injuries. However, congenital issues are the main culprits in nonunion or defect; spondylolysis is also called a pars defect or a defect in pars articularis. Pars articularis (Latin for parts articulating) is the part of the lamina that lies between the facet 9spinal joint) and spinous process. 

Spondylolysis refers to fractures, nonunion, or separation between the articulating parts of the spine known as pars interarticularis. Fractures of the articulating pars, as seen in spondylolysis, are more commonly seen in gymnastics, fast bowling (cricket), throwing sports, and tennis. Spondylolysis is more common in athletes due to repeated falls, hyperextension (bending backward), and excessive rotation or twisting of the waist.

What is the difference between Spondylolisthesis and Spondylylolysis?

Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis are two separate and distinct terms. To recap, spondylolisthesis is the forward slippage, and spondylolysis is a fracture or a defect that separates the articulating parts of the spine (pars interarticularis). However, at times they co-occur, such as spondylolisthesis with spondylolysis. Spondylolysis that presents with spondylolisthesis is more dangerous than spondylolisthesis alone. 

 For spondylolysis to result in spondylolisthesis, the pars fracture (fracture of pars interarticularis) must be on both sides. Spondylolisthesis with or without spondylolysis are graded similarly:

  1. Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis: The forward slippage is less than 24%
  2. Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis: Froward slippage between 25-49%
  3. Grade 3 Spondylolisthesis: Classification for slippage of 50-74%
  4. Grade 4 Spondylolisthesis: A slippage of more than 75% on the vertebra below

Grade 2 or above Spondylolisthehisis conditions with or without spondylolysis are dangerous as they are indicative of instabilities. These are painful conditions and more common in above 40. Grade 2 or higher levels are common causes of canal stenosis and disability. Therefore, if you have a spondylolisthesis, you need focused therapies before it becomes dangerous. 

Where can you get the best treatment for Spondylolisthesis in Malaysia?

Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) is the premier spine and joint treatment center in Malaysia. Our methods and technology can help patients with spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. Best of all, the treatments we provide are non-surgical. Contact us today for lasting relief from spondylolisthesis with or without spondylolysis.

The first step is a thorough assessment of your conditions. Our chiropractor will evaluate and assess all areas of your spine. CSC’s assessments will include examination of the hip joints and your spine and all its related muscles and ligaments.   

Chiropractic Specialty center® in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offers the best treatment for spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in Malaysia. Our corrective teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists have the skills, knowledge, and technology to help stabilize your spine without surgery. Call us today.

For more information or inquiries, please get in touch with us at 03-2093 1000.

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