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spondylolisthesis help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 4, 2008
  • 05:59 AM

I have spondylolisthesis - almost a Grade II - congenitial. The past 1.5 years it has been really bad. I can barely walk some days b/c I have groin pain/muscle spasms. Does anyone else have this???

I can somewhat tolerate the back pain and the numbness in my legs, but the groin spasms are intolerable on some days.

I am going to go back to PT and get the injections, but it seems like it is progressing so fast!

I am just looking to see if anyone has this and what they do to manage the pain (and to see if the groin pain is normal).

I also have random tailbone soreness.


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  • I have seen research that states that most all spondylo's are post-traumatic not congenital. The pars defect is from an injury that involves hyperextension, and compression. Anyway, it is possible that you were injured some time in your past. I would think that an orthopedic consult is in order , for a possible surgical repositioning and fusion. PT is not a long term answer. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 04:29 AM
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  • Please consider acupuncture - it is much more effective than PT IMO. Also, acupuncture helps promote healing as well as help with pain. Surgery should be a last resort IMO. Acupuncture can often really make a difference - please try it! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • January 25, 2008
    • 05:42 AM
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  • i think NRVS may be on the right track here if your spondylolythesis is progressing fast orthopedic evaluation is warranted i am surprised your physio or doctor has not suggested this, or is an orthopedic surgeon or other specialist doing the injections in order to avoid surgery.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 10:29 AM
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