Spondylolysis is defined as a defect or stress fracture in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The vast majority of cases occur in the lower lumbar vertebrae (L5), but spondylolysis may also occur in the cervical vertebrae. The situation of the patient with spondylosis is quite critical, which can be brought under control by Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System without money and medicines. Hence, let us know in detail about Spondylolysis, Spondylolysis signs & symptoms, Spondylolysis causes, Spondylolysis diagnosis, Spondylolysis treatments in medical science, and learn free Siddha energy remedies.
Spondylolysis signs and symptoms
In the majority of cases, spondylolysis presents asymptomatically which can make diagnosis both difficult and incidental. When a patient does present with symptoms, there are general signs and symptoms a clinician will look for:
Spondylolysis clinical signs:
- Pain on completion of the stork test
- Excessive lordotic posture
- Unilateral tenderness on palpation
- Visible on diagnostic imaging
- Unilateral lower back pain
- Pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs
- The onset of pain can be acute or gradual
- Restriction of daily activities due to pain
- Worsening of pain after strenuous activity
- Pain aggravated with lumbar hyperextension
Lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum.
The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
The five lumbar vertebrae are the largest and strongest in the movable part of the spinal column and can be distinguished by the absence of a foramen in the transverse process, and by the absence of facets on the sides of the body.
The sciatic nerve runs through the back of each leg and into the feet. This is why a disorder of the low back that affects a nerve root, such as a spinal disc herniation, can cause pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve down into the foot.
There are several muscles in the lower back that assist with rotation, flexibility, and strength. These muscles are susceptible to injury, especially while lifting heavy objects, or lifting while twisting. A lower back muscle strain can be extremely painful but will usually heal within a few days or weeks.
The lumbar portion of the spine bears the most body weight and also provides the most flexibility, a combination that makes it susceptible to injury, and wear and tear over time. This is why lower back pain is so prevalent.
The causes of spondylolysis remain unknown. Many factors are thought to contribute to its development. The condition is present in up to 6% of the population. Research supports that there are hereditary and acquired risk factors.
The disorder is generally more prevalent in males compared to females and tends to occur earlier in males due to their involvement in more strenuous activities at a younger age.
In a young athlete, the spine is still growing which means there are many ossification centers, leaving points of weakness in the spine.
This leaves young athletes at increased risk, particularly when involved in repetitive hyperextension and rotation across the lumbar spine. Spondylolysis is a common cause of lower back pain in preadolescents and adolescent athletes, as it accounts for about 50% of all lower back pain. It is believed that both repetitive trauma and an inherent genetic weakness can make an individual more susceptible to spondylolysis.
Spondylolysis risk factors
Sports involving repetitive or forceful hyperextension of the spine, are the main mechanism of injury for spondylolysis. The stress fracture of the pars interarticularis occurs on the side opposite of activity. For instance, for a right-handed player, the fracture occurs on the left side of the vertebrae.
Spondylolysis has a higher occurrence in the following activities:
- Military service
- Gridiron Football
- Association Football
- Roller Derby
- Pole Vault
- Ultimate Frisbee
Above conditions can be caused by repetitive trauma to the lumbar spine in strenuous sports. Other risk factors can also predispose individuals to spondylosis.
Males are more commonly affected by spondylolysis than females.
Common imaging techniques include:
- Bone Scintigraphy (Bone Scan)
- Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Qualified health care practitioners are also able to conduct clinical tests such as the one-legged hyperextension test to diagnose active spondylolysis.
Spondylolysis one-legged test
This test involves having the patient stand upon one leg and then lean backward. The test should produce pain on the same side of the spine as the leg that you are standing on. If it produces pain this indicates spondylolysis on that side.
X-rays are projected through the body to produce an image of its internal structures. If inconclusive a further CT scan can produce 3-dimensional images to more clearly show the defect although the exam increases the patients’ radiation dose by at least an order of magnitude than plain x-rays.
Bone scintigraphy (bone scan)
Also known as a bone scan, bone scintigraphy involves the injection of a small amount of radioactive tracer into the bloodstream. This tracer decays and emits radioactive energy which can be detected by a special camera. The camera produces a black and white image where areas shown as dark black indicate bone damage of some kind.
Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Commonly known as a CT Scan or CAT scan, this form of imaging is very similar to x-ray technology but produces many more images than an x-ray does. The multiple images produce cross-sectional views not possible with an x-ray. This allows a physician or radiologist to examine the images from many more angles than an x-ray allows.
MRI is a newer technique used to diagnose spondylolysis and is favorable for a few reasons. The MRI is much more accurate than the x-ray and also does not use radiation. The MRI uses powerful magnets and radio frequencies to produce very detailed images of many different densities of tissue including bone and soft tissues.
Spondylolysis medical treatment
Treatment for spondylolysis ranges from:
- Activity restriction
- Extension exercises
- Flexion exercises
- Deep abdominal strengthening, that is administered through physical therapy.
The duration of physical therapy a patient receives varies upon the severity of spondylolysis, however typically ranges from three to six months.
Deep abdominal co-contraction exercises
The aim of deep abdominal co-contraction exercises is to train muscles surrounding the lumbar spine which provide stability of the spine. Spondylolysis results in a spinal instability and disrupts patterns of co-recruitment between muscle synergies.
Activity restriction is advised for a short period of time. Treatment often consists of a short rest period of two to three days, followed by a physical therapy program. There should be a restriction of heavy lifting, excessive bending, twisting and avoidance of any work, recreational activities or participation in the sport that causes stress to the lumbar spine.
Bracing immobilizes the spine in a flexed position for a short period to allow healing of the bony defect in the pars interarticularis. Antilordotic bracing subsequently reduces the athlete’s symptoms by decreasing the amount of stress on the lower back and allows a prompt return to the sport for athletes. Typically, bracing is utilized for 6–12 weeks.
Most patients with spondylolysis do not require surgery but, if the symptoms are not relieved with non-surgical treatments, or when the condition progresses to high-grade spondylolisthesis, then patients may require surgery.
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- No caste binding
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- Medicines not prescribed
- Self-learned methods
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Spondylolysis & Free Siddha energy remedies
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