Spondylolisthesis Treatment Options

Larissa Roux, MD FRCP Dip Sport Med, MPH, PhD, discusses spondylolisthesis, a vertebrae injury.

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Larissa Roux, MD FRCP Dip Sport Med, MPH, PhD, discusses spondylolisthesis, a vertebrae injury.
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Featuring Dr. Larissa Roux, MD, MPH, PhD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med

Duration: 51 seconds

Spondylolisthesis refers to the forward slippage of one vertebrae on the one below it in the lumbar spine.

It often occurs alongside spondylolisis and is most commonly seen among girls.

Treatment for this condition consists of relative rest, physiotherapy, cross training as well as possible bracing for support. In most cases, conservative treatment is just what is needed, however, in very extreme cases, surgical options may need to be explored.

If you dance and are experiencing low back pain, please do not hesitate to contact your local family physician or sports medicine physician and physiotherapist.

Presenter: Dr. Larissa Roux, Sports Medicine Physician, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Sports Medicine Physician

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.