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Spondylolisthesis Treatment

Spondylolisthesis Treatment

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Overview

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that leads to lower back pain. It results when one of the vertebrae slips out of place onto the vertebra below. Dr. Saijyot Raut is one of the most recommended consultants for spondylolisthesis treatment in Mumbai.

What are the types of Spondylolisthesis?

Given below are the three different types of Spondylolisthesis:

Congenital Spondylolisthesis: Congenital Spondylolisthesis occurs when a congenital disability causes the spine’s bones to grow abnormally.

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: It happens as a result of spondylolysisThe fracture or crack results in bone weakening.

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: It is a result of the aging process that weakens the spine.

What are the symptoms of Spondylolisthesis?

Generally, the patients with mild Spondylolisthesis don’t show any symptoms. The symptoms in severe cases of Spondylolisthesis are as follows:

  • Muscle spasms in the hamstring
  • Back stiffness
  • Difficulty walking or standing for long periods
  • Pain when bending over
  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling in the foot

Spondylolisthesis treatment in Mumbai

Depending on the severity of pain and extent of vertebra slippage, treatment can be non-surgical or surgical.

Non-surgical treatment

The non-surgical treatment consists of the following:

Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen are prescribed to reduce the pain.

Bracing: Wearing a back brace can help stabilize the spine. Braces limit movement to heal the fracture.

Physical therapy exercises: The goal of the exercises is to increase stability in the lumbar spine and minimize pain during daily activities.

Injections: Injecting epidural steroids directly into the affected area also brings relief.

Surgical treatment

Surgery is recommended when the patients don’t respond to the non-surgical therapies or when the spine’s bone starts pressing against the nerves. The surgeries performed for spondylolisthesis treatment in Mumbai include ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), and TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion).

All these surgeries have three main goals, that is  to:

  • Stabilize the spine
  • Fix the alignment of the spine
  • Decompress  the spinal nerves

Why chose Dr. Saijyot Raut for spondylolisthesis treatment in Mumbai?

Dr. Saijyot Raut is one of the best doctors for spondylolisthesis treatment in Mumbai. He is a renowned spine surgeon for providing cost-effective solutions for all kinds of spine problems. Moreover, he treats his patients with compassion under technically competent care. To this date, he has performed many successful spondylolisthesis surgeries resulting in life-changing improvements.

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