Spondylolisthesis starts as a stress fracture of the vertebral arch. The fracture, known as spondylolysis, happens when the spine is overloaded when bending backward, twisting, or even simply standing and walking. Once the spine is weakened, forward slippage of the vertebra can occur. Then you've got spondylolisthesis.
Be One of the Winners
In more than 30 years of practice, I've encountered many, many people with spondylolisthesis.
I've seen it in a baseball player of 16. A dancer in her thirties. And an architect in his fifties. Other spondylolisthesis patients include gymnasts, athletes, and many with an active lifestyle.
Happily, most of these patients are able to find a way to keep free of pain and minimize vertebral slipping. They haven't let spondylolisthesis stop them.
"The material is excellent and very user-friendly.
I love the illustrations of proper form to use during exercises. Your info not only has helped physically, but (maybe even more importantly) also emotionally...to help minimize the anxiety about this diagnosis and galvanize a can-do attitude."
What’s The Secret of Success?
How can you become one of the fortunate ones? Someone who manages spondylolisthesis effectively over the long run, without reliance on pain medication, spinal injections, or back surgery?
Throughout my years of practice, I've devoted myself relentlessly to teaching patients to self-manage their back problems. I'm a fanatic when in comes to finding simpler, better, or more direct ways for people to take care of themselves.
Because of the possibility of unstable spinal alignment, spondylolisthesis presents a particularly tough challenge. To help you manage this potentially serious condition, I've collected all of the effective, time-tested, well-researched strategies I've developed over the years to produce the Living Well With Spondylolisthesis.
Exercising correctly is critical for treating spondylolisthesis. The principles of proper alignment and body use - which are important for everyone - are doubly and triply important for someone with spondylolisthesis.
You have to be vigilant. You have to know what you're doing.
Many exercises can actually make your condition worse. Doing the right exercise, but doing it the wrong way can also backfire. And you can create havoc when you're simply standing if you don't engage your postural support muscles properly.
The Living Well With Spondylolisthesis will help you rise to this challenge.
"Thank you for your recommendations on posture. This has been most helpful. I work as an emergency room nurse, & stress my grade 2/3 spondy daily. I notice that I am in less pain when I come home. Once again, thank you for increasing my awareness."
Here's some of the focused content you'll be able to put to immediate use:
- The anatomy of spondylolisthesis, including the initial vertebral arch stress fracture and subsequent forward slippage
- How spondylolisthesis interacts with other common low back conditions
- Symptoms of spondylolisthesis, and how you'll know if your condition is getting worse
- The postural support principles you need to protect your low back from further harm
- Illustrations of the detailed, spondylolisthesis-safe exercise approach I've developed over many years.
- Additional self-care tips that can limit your risk of developing further spondylolisthesis-related complications.
"I couldn’t go anywhere or do anything without fear that my back would freeze up on me. I had to keep two canes close at hand in case I was suddenly unable to hold myself up. A friend raved to me about Dr. Lavine. Before long I knew I had made the right choice! The pain and spasms are gone. Now surgery is the last thing on my mind!"
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Now's the time to improve the future of your low back. Discover how to live a fully active life without letting spondylolisthesis become an unnecessary limitation.
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Ronald Lavine, D.C.