Should you wear a back brace if you have spondylolisthesis?

Should you wear a back brace if you have spondylolisthesis?

Children or adults with spondylolisthesis can wear braces or corsets as part of a non-surgical (or conservative care) treatment plan. Bracing is usually recommended for patients with a pars interarticularis fracture that is likely to heal—if given the right support.

What brace is used for spondylolisthesis?

Another spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis back brace with even more added features is the Comprehensive LSO Stabilization Back Brace. This brace for treatment of spondylolisthesis provides segmented stabilization of the spine and it limits spine movement to prevent further slippage of the vertebra.

Are spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis the same?

Importantly, spondylolysis only refers to the separation of the pars interarticularis (a small bony arch in the back of the spine between the facet joints), whereas spondylolisthesis refers to anterior slippage of one vertebra over another (in the front of the spine).

Is lumbar traction contraindicated for spondylolisthesis?

Aggressive physical therapy provides significant short-term benefits and should include lower limb stretching and progressive abdominal, hip, and back muscle strengthening. Lumbar traction is contraindicated.

What should you not do with spondylolisthesis?

There should be restriction of heavy lifting, excessive bending, twisting or stooping and avoidance of any work or recreational activities that causes stress to the lumbar spine.

What is the best treatment for spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis Treatment

  • Medications. Pain medications, such as acetaminophen, and/or NSAID’s (e.g. ibuprofen, COX-2 inhibitors) or oral steroids to reduce inflammation in the area.
  • Heat and/or ice application.
  • Physical Therapy.
  • Manual manipulation.
  • Epidural steroid Injections.
  • Spondylolisthesis Surgery.