We treat more than 600 patients with spondylolisthesis each year.
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For patients with certain conditions, abnormal and excessive motion at a vertebral segment may result in pain. When this abnormal motion from an unstable or degenerated vertebral segment causes unnecessary pain, Dr. Pablo Pazmino may recommend a Minimally Invasive Surgical Lumbar Fusion, or MIS Lumbar Fusion to decrease pain at this area. Immobilizing painful movement in a specific area of the lumbar spine should decrease pain generated from the degenerated discs and arthritic joints. All lumbar spinal fusion surgery involves adding bone graft, or bone graft substitutes which stimulate a biological response that causes the nearby bone to weld or fuse. Upon successful fusion, the two vertebral segments stop all painful motion, and patients can return to their activities of daily living.
For over-the-counter medication, Ibuprofen has been indicated for temporarypain relief. Studies have also shown that in higher amounts, Ibuprofen canact as an anti-inflammatory, but a medical doctor's prescription is needed forthis dosage. Aspirin and acetaminophen are also indicated for muscle painrelief, but do not show anti-inflammatory properties in prescription dosages. Acetaminophen does not have warnings about adverse reactions for people withaspirin allergies, as it is not an aspirin derivative. It has also beendemonstrated to be better tolerated by people with weak intestinal systems. While Aspirin is known to be more abrasive on the intestinal system, it may haveother side benefits such as blood thinning that prevents the blood clots whichcan lead to strokes and myocardial infarctions.
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Many of the same benefits seen with regular massage can be accomplished with mechanical massage devices that penetrate deeply through a tapping action called percussion, and thereby disperse lactic acid in the soft tissue and increase circulation, giving an overall relaxing effect to the musculature. This can be very effective for the "knotted up" type of musculature. More superficial massage devices that just vibrate may serve to increase circulation to the tissue, but lack the other aforementioned benefits. It should be noted that the stretching of the muscular fibers will not occur like it does in manual massage. Percussive massagers should be used on slower speeds when the soft tissue is very inflamed, as it is less irritating to the area.
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For a topical pain reliever towork effectively it needs to have a good transport mechanism (ability to letingredients be able to pass through the first layer of skin down to the deeper tissues below). In theory, supplements such as Glucosamine Sulfate andMSM have small enough molecules to pass through the skin barrier and not just affect the top of the skin, but rather penetrate deeper down. Because Glucosamine and MSM absorb so well, they also make great skin conditioners. Where as taking Glucosamine and MSM will affect your whole body, placing it over an area can add 28 times more than a pill would provide over a specific area. Topical pain relievers withoils and waxy substances like glycerin, strearic acid and cetyl alcohol would make a poor transport mechanism for ingredients like Glucosamine and MSM, yet some companies continue to use this ingredient. While methyl and propyl paraben are preservatives that offer an indefinite shelf life, they also lessen the penetration of a topical pain reliever.
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Surgery is considered for patients who have severe, progressive and intolerable back and/or leg pain that does not improve with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medication, and activity modulation. For patients with numbness and/or weakness surgery may also be considered. The objective of the surgery is to relieve the pressure that is on any of the nerve roots and to strengthen the attachment between the vertebrate. In adult patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis this usually consists of a laminectomy and spinal fusion. In younger patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis laminectomy and spinal fusion may also be performed but in some patients a limited repair of the stress fracture may be considered.