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Joshua Luka

on 18 May 2011

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Transcript of Spodylolithesis/Spondylolysis

Spondylolisthesis Spondylolysis Anatomy when one vertebra slips forward on the one below it. This usually happens because there is a spondylolysis in the vertebra on top. Treatment Options Lumbar Spinal Fusion The surgeon then sees which intervertebral disc is the correct one and removes it.

A bone graft is then placed into the area between the vertebrae where the disc has been taken out.

It is usually is screwed in and held by a plate until the fusion occurs later. Mechanisms Back Arching Hyper extension Repetitive Stress Over Time Signs&Symptoms strengthening the muscles
stretching for maximum flexibility
strengthening aerobic exercise. Rehabilitation Fusion has a higher rate of healing and a lower rate of re-operation. Prevention Early treatment
Staying Fit
Choosing sports that won't harm the back
Avoiding overtraining
Good Postural alignment Instability
Muscle Spasm
Vertebrae Tenderness
Lower Back Pain Rehabilitation
Discontinuing Activity
Back Strengthening
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