Relieve the Pain of Spondylolisthesis with Physical Therapy
Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of the spine vertebra into the bone or vertebra below. The condition causes spine instability and often pain. Over three million cases are reported in America a year.
Although cases are rising in the United States, you can relieve spondylolisthesis pain with physical therapy.
The Causes and Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis
The causes and symptoms of Spondylolisthesis are wide-ranging and can impair patients at any age. Here are a few of the reasons for slippage of the spine vertebra:
The symptoms of Spondylolistheses are also wide-ranging. Here are a few of the symptoms indicated by slippage of a spinal vertebra:
Treatment depends on the amount of slippage but usually includes physical therapy. In severe cases of Spondylolisthesis, patients may need spinal fusion surgery. Post-operative physical therapy is vital to recovery.
Physical Therapy Relieves the Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis
Although the causes and symptoms of Spondylolisthesis are varied, PT helps in many ways. Physical therapy helps relieve pain and improves range of motion, but it also assists in recovering from any spinal injury.
Walking is an ideal way to relieve the pain of Spondylolisthesis, but you may feel that a new walking program is beyond your current capabilities. Here is a list of ways that physical therapy helps your recovery and manages the symptoms of Spondylolisthesis:
What to Expect from Your Therapy Network Specialist
You will be assigned a spinal condition specialist during your first visit to The Therapy Network. Physical therapy for Spondylolisthesis includes a series of visits over a four-to-six week timespan. During your appointments, here is what you can expect:
Appointments are available today at the six Therapy Network locations in the Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.