Effective Treatment for Spondylolysis

Spondylolysis is a type of stress fracture or defect that happens in a part of the vertebra called the pars interarticularis. This part sits between the upper and lower articular processes of the vertebra.

Symptoms of spondylolysis

  • Lower back pain, especially with activities that extend the spine.
  • Pain typically worsens with activity and improves with rest.
  • Some individuals may be asymptomatic.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an assessment and treatment at The Back Clinic.

Causes of spondylolysis

Spondylolysis is often caused by repetitive stress or overuse, particularly in activities that involve hyperextension of the spine (e.g., gymnastics, football).

Treatment of spondylolysis

  • Conservative treatments include rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.
  • In severe or persistent cases, bracing or surgery might be necessary.

The DBC Protocol

The Back Clinic uses the DBC Program to target and strengthen specific muscles. We also take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment to reduce your pain and symptoms promptly, while improving strength and function for long-last results. The treatment for Spondylolysis often involves emphasizing activity modification, core stabilization exercises, and gradual return to normal activities. This structured approach aims to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine and promote healing while minimizing the risk of recurrence. 

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