Generally speaking, conservative, non-surgical lumbar and cervical spondylolisthesis treatment should be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks prior to any surgical decision. Conservative, non-surgical spondylolisthesis treatment may include physical therapy with an emphasis on core muscle building, anti-inflammatory medications, epidural injections, a brace, and rest.
Along with lots of rest and activity modification, conservative treatment can alleviate and even correct your problem. Exercise particularly, is likely to help strengthen and realign the spine. Additionally, epidural steroid injections and selective nerve root blocks may help provide relief and break the cycle of inflammation often found in spondylolisthesis.
By using advanced diagnostic tools and procedures, Atlantic Spine Center will work with you to tailor a spondylolisthesis treatment program for your condition. The location of your vertebral slippage, the severity of it, and how much affect your symptoms have on your daily life will also be in taken into consideration to help decide what spondylolisthesis treatment would best suit you. With the guidance of Atlantic Spine Center, you will receive the proper treatment.