Spondylolisthesis is a condition of the lower back that develops when a single vertebra in the lumbar spine shifts forward over the vertebrae below it, misaligning the natural structure of the spine. The most common cause for this condition is degeneration in the spine. Degeneration begins around the age of 50 and can lead to many issues if left untreated but starting out early with the appropriate exercises will benefit your symptoms associated with spondylolisthesis.
Physical therapy is one of the non-surgical ways to treat spondylolisthesis. After completing treatment, following up with a proper routine of stabilization exercises together with flexion and stretching will strengthen the back muscles, restoring back your stability to better support the spine and help you deal with the condition and its symptoms.
The most common cause for the development of a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis involves the degeneration of the spine. This condition is characterized by a forward shift of a single vertebra over the vertebra below it. Physical therapy can help ease the symptoms of spondylolisthesis and following up with the appropriate exercise routine can improve recovery. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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