Chiropractic Care Rehabilitation For Spondylolisthesis

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Understanding Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a common lower back spinal fracture that causes pain and disability, and often leads to progressive issues. Most people are unaware of the benefits of chiropractic spinal rehabilitation for this condition.

Traditionally, managing pain involved taking addictive medications and, when unbearable, opting for costly and highly invasive spine surgery, which can have serious negative consequences.

Our Unique Approach

Complete Spine Solutions in Tucker, GA offers a groundbreaking spinal rehabilitation protocol to improve spondylolisthesis without surgery.

Imagine a vertebra that has slipped out of its proper position due to a fracture. This situation puts undue stress on the spinal cord, nerves, and discs, causing pain and instability. The future for those with spondylolisthesis can be daunting, but our scientifically-based approach offers hope.

Spondylolisthesis Lower Back Pain

Case Study: Overcoming Spondylolisthesis

Patient Background

A 20-year-old athletic male suffered from various health issues due to his lower back fracture, including thigh soreness, weakness, and cold feet. Despite trying foam rollers, physical therapy, and medications, his symptoms persisted.

Our Treatment Methods

We stress-tested the vertebrae to ensure they would respond to our corrective treatments. Once confirmed, we developed a spinal remodeling protocol that involved:

  • Using gentle front-to-back forces on the front of the spine to reposition the vertebra
  • Stabilizing areas above and below the affected segment
  • Applying gentle front-to-back forces the abdomen to reposition the vertebra

This non-surgical approach includes targeted spinal adjustments, custom exercises, and site-specific traction.


Spondylolisthesis Before After Outcome

The results were astounding. We reduced the spondylolisthesis from a significant 25-50% shift to less than 25%, moving from a 13.7mm displacement to 5.7mm. This patient’s condition improved dramatically, achieving:

  • 95% reduction in thigh soreness and leg weakness
  • 70% reduction in cold feet
  • 80% improvement in indigestion
  • 65% improvement in deep sleep
  • 55% increase in energy

Following treatment, the patient was able to run a half marathon. Our non-surgical, corrective chiropractic rehabilitation procedures not only improved his current life, but also his future health. We continue to work with him to further reduce the displacement and enhance his stability.

Please bear in mind, that this is NOT an isolated case. Many Spondylolisthesis cases have been successfully treated in our office. Recent research has demonstrated that this is the only alternative treatment that can improve/reduce spondylolisthesis grades without surgery.

Get Started with Corrective Chiropractic Rehabilitation

Do you know someone suffering from back pain or leg weakness, or who was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis? Our initial evaluation and spine mapping procedure can significantly improve their prognosis without surgery. Contact us at 770-938-4606 to discuss cases that may benefit from our unique chiropractic rehabilitation approach.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spondylolisthesis?

According to the US Library of Medicine, spondylolisthesis is a condition in which a spinal bone (vertebra) moves forward out of the proper position.

What Causes a Spondylolisthesis?

In children, spondylolisthesis usually occurs between the fifth bone in the lower back (lumbar vertebra) and the tailbone (sacrum). It is often due to a birth defect in that area of the spine or acute trauma.

In adults, the most common cause is abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones, such as arthritis. The condition mostly affects people over 50 years old. It is more common in women than in men.

Certain sports activities, such as gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling (that’s how I probably got mine), and football, greatly stress the bones in the lower back. They also require that the athlete constantly overstretch (hyperextend) the spine. This can lead to a stress fracture on one or both sides of the vertebra. A stress fracture can cause a spinal bone to become weak and shift out of place. Bone disease and fractures can also cause spondylolisthesis.

What grade is a 4 mm spondylolisthesis?

4mm does not equal grades of spondylolisthesis, it’s the percentage of slippage forward vs. the bone below. The grade of your condition is based on the distance from the posterior edge of the superior body of the vertebrae to the same edge of the inferior vertebral body. The ratings range from spondylolisthesis grade 5: grade 1 spondylolisthesis is the least severe and grade 5 is the most severe. To diagnose this condition, your chiropractor will take X-rays in order to see if any of the bones in your vertebrae have slipped or are misaligned.

How many mm is a grade 2 spondylolisthesis?

The ratings range from from spondylolisthesis Grade 1 to spondylolisthesis Grade 5. Grade 1 is the least severe and Grade 5 being most severe. Grade 2 is a 25-50% forward of the bone below.

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    I have been going to CSS for 5 months now. The traction and adjustments have been helping my pain, balance, and back strength. I was at a last resort before needing surgery. I’m very thankful to find this option to correct my spinal deformity from an injury. The staff are extremely friendly and professional. … More Dr. Shapiro is very confident and skilled at spinal correction.
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Convenient Location in Tucker, GA

Located on Brockett Road in Tucker, GA, just behind Fresenius Dialysis Care on the southeast corner of LaVista & Brockett Road.
Our main entrance, with a ramp, if needed, is located at the rear of our building. We Look forward to having you at our Tucker Chiropractor office.

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