How to treat Spondylolisthesis?


Strengthening supportive abdominal and back muscles with the help of physiotherapy. If problem persist after physiotherapy, there is the option of surgical fusion of the vertebra to the bone below.

Tips to ease pain at home

  • Myorelaxants
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Heat and/or ice application. Usually, ice is recommended for relieving pain or discomfort directly after an activity that has caused pain. Heat application is for relaxing the muscles and therefore promoting blood flow along with a healing sensation.

This article has been authored by Dr. Ridwana Sanam in her personal capacity. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Please note that no part of this website content is intended as medical advice. Kindly visit your doctor for diagnosis and medical advice for your knee problems/pain.


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    2. Therapeutics Exercise- Foundations and techniques by Carolyn Kisner and Lynn Allen Colby
    3. Muscle testing and Function with posture and Pain by Florence Peterson Kendall


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