What is included in patient education about lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Beth B Froese, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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See the list below:

  • Athletes involved in higher risk sports should be educated about the risk of developing a spondylolysis. [7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 10]

  • Instruction regarding an appropriate home exercise program, including a flexion-based spine exercise protocol and hamstring stretching, should be a part of treatment.


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