Conservative management of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

Umesh Metkar, Nicholas Shepard, Woojin Cho, Alok Sharan

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Abstract

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are pathologic defects that can cause low back pain. While they are often asymptomatic, a thorough radiologic evaluation and correlation with the clinical presentation is necessary to guide appropriate intervention. The physician[U+05F3]s role in these cases is a timely diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up given the risk of progression that accompanies this type of pathology. Conservative management is currently the first-line for many instances of mild-to-moderate spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, with the goal of pain relief and return of function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Spondylolysis
Spondylolisthesis
Low Back Pain
Pathology
Physicians
Pain
Conservative Treatment
Therapeutics

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Conservative management of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. / Metkar, Umesh; Shepard, Nicholas; Cho, Woojin; Sharan, Alok.

In: Seminars in Spine Surgery, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 225-229.

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Metkar, Umesh ; Shepard, Nicholas ; Cho, Woojin ; Sharan, Alok. / Conservative management of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. In: Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 225-229.
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