Spondylosthesis is a condition where one bone in your spine (vertebra) slides forward to the bone below. It mostly occurs in your lower spine (lumbosacral) as the majority of your body weight is focused here. Diagnosis is made by x-ray. Which we refer you for if we are suspicious that you may have this condition.
Chiropractors can’t fix spondylolisthesis, only surgery can completely fix the problem. However, a grade 1 or 2 spondylolisthesis can be managed with chiropractic care and Pilates. We have many patients in the practice that have spondylolisthesis that are now pain free and managed. Make sure you wear a back brace whilst doing extended periods of gardening/labor or house work.
At Lakeside Chiropractic we can manage spondylolisthesis using specific chiropractic techniques. These techniques include blocking, flexion distraction, soft tissue work, acupuncture, bracing, electrotherapy, heat packs and exercises.
These exercises for spondylolisthesis include, Hip flexor, hamstring and quad stretches, knee to chest exercises and Upper body work whilst activating the core.
We recommend to review progression of the disorder, patients should seek x-rays every 2-3 years.
We have experience managing these cases successfully at Lakeside Chiropractic in Joondalup, Perth. If you have any further concerns please contact us as we are happy to advise you.
Lakeside Chiropractic is central to Perth’s northern suburbs including Woodvale, yoking, Jindalee, Wembley Downs, Kingsley, Padbury and Hilary’s and is located in the centre of Joondalup on 3/45 Central Walk. We have a HICAPS terminal on site which means you can claim direct from your health fund on the day of your treatment. We are a Medibank and BUPA preferred provider but we are also able to process claims from HBF, HIF, CU Health, health.com.au, ahm, Defence and Australian Unity Health. Here at Lakeside Chiropractic our staff are well trained and regularly see visitors who they are able to successfully treat. Please call us on 9300 0095 or on the website www.lakesidechiro.com.au via the Book Online Now tab.