Sports, Pain & Regenerative
If you are looking for experienced physiatrists and/or rehabilitation medical physicians who can treat injuries and illnesses pertaining to spondylolysis, Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute can help. Our team is comprised of physiatrists who have years of experience working with social workers, nurses, psychologists, orthotists and prosthetists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. Our company will develop multi-disciplinary care plans to meet the needs of our rehabilitation patients.
What is Spondylolysis?
Spondylolysis is a specific defect in the connection between vertebrae (the bones that make up the spinal column). This defect can lead to small stress fractures (breaks) in the vertebrae that can weaken the bones so much that one slips out of place, a condition called spondylolisthesis. Spondylolysis is a very common cause of low back pain.
This problem affects about 3% to 7% of Americans. The condition is a common cause of low back pain in children and the most likely cause of low back pain in people younger than 26 years of age. Spondylolysis is more common in children and teens participating in sports that place a lot of stress on the lower back or cause a constant over-stretching (hyperextending) of the spine, such as gymnastics, weightlifting, and football. It is seen more often in males than in females.
Common Spondylolysis Symptoms
Below is a short list of symptoms that patients experience when they are diagnosed with spondylolysis:
About Our Spondylolysis Solutions
Pain is the main reason that a spondylolysis sufferer seeks treatment. Pars inflammation is thought to be the main reason why you experience pain, so managing your inflammation is important in the early phase.
We will use an array of treatment tools to reduce your pain and inflammation. These include ice, tens machine, acupuncture, de-loading taping techniques, soft tissue massage and temporary use of a supportive brace to off-load the injury site.
It is a good idea to reduce your inflammation by avoiding the activities that cause your pain (eg extension) and using ice therapy and treatment techniques or exercises that unload the inflamed structures. You may be prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen to assist your inflammation reduction.
As your pain and inflammation settle, your physiatrist will turn their attention to restoring your normal back joint range of motion and posture. Stiff joints adjacent to the spondylolysis often require mobilizing to unload the pars interarticularis stress.
Why Should You Choose Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute’s Spondylolysis Solutions?
Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute understands how sportsmen and sportswomen feel after sustaining an injury on the field. That is why we provide a wide variety of sports medicine solutions for our patients. Our doctors will help our patients get back to their active lifestyles in as little time as possible. You can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that our spondylolysis solutions are affordable and will be tailored according to your individual rehabilitation needs.