Spondylolysis Spondylolysis is a technical term for a stress fracture through the posterior aspect of the pars interarticularis of one or more vertebrae in the lumbar spine.
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Spondylolysis is a technical term for a stress fracture in the posterior aspect of one or more vertebrae in the lumbar spine.It is often the result to repeated stress to this part of the spine that occurs with over arching or hyperextension in this area. In dancers particularly with movements like the ports de bra. In treating this condition, often seeing a local massage therapist for muscle tension, a local personal trainer for muscle strength and a physiotherapist for release and conditioning is a good option.
And the pain that results from spondylolysis initially begins as a dull ache while doing the activity and then begins to progress to occurring with activities of daily living. And then can even bother a dancer during her sleep. Local Physiotherapist
Once imaging confirms the diagnosis, be it an X-ray along with a bone scan or an MRI, treatment essentially consists of relative rest, activity modification, physiotherapy, and in some instances the use of a stabilizing brace for support. Tissue healing may take as long as two to three months with appropriate therapy. If you feel you are experiencing these symptoms, for optimal care and full recovery to dance, please see your local sports medicine physician as soon as possible.
Spondylolisthesis refers to the forward slippage of one vertebrae on the one below it in the lumbar spine. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health. It often occurs alongside spondylolisis and is most commonly seen among girls.
Treatment for this condition consists of relative rest, physiotherapy, cross training as well as possible bracing for support. In most cases, conservative treatment is just what is needed, however, in very extreme cases, surgical options may need to be explored.
If you dance and are experiencing low back pain, please do not hesitate to contact your local family physician or sports medicine physician and physiotherapist.
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