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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for anterolisthesis

I have just been diagnosed with grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 over L5 Multilevel degenerative disk & facet joint changes, most remarkable at the L4-L5 and L4 S1 level I am 56 yr old female with history of high level of activity I have been in pain for long time What are my options to help this condition and deal with pain?
Wed, 22 Oct 2014
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.Thetreatment options for spondylolysyhesis grade I are:
1.Short period of rest or avoiding activities such as lifting and bending.
2.Physical therapy ( when you are free from pain).
3.Anti-inflammatory medications.(NSAID drugs)
4.Epidural injection of steroids.
5.Hyperextension braces of your lumbar column for short periods of time.( mainly during physical activity)
If symptoms fail to improve with conservative treatment surgery may be an option.
Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
Wishing you good health.
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