Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 26704
  Title Reduction in three levels of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis following chiropractic care: A case report & review of the literature [case report; review]
Journal Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2020 Dec;2020():165-170
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective:  To report on the positive health outcomes following chiropractic in a woman suffering from multi-level spondylolisthesis.

Clinical Features: A 63-year-old female body builder presented with severe low back pain. Lateral Lumbar X-rays showed two retrolisthesis and one anterolisthesis.

Interventions and Outcomes: Chiropractic care utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) care including chiropractic adjustments, Mirror Image exercise, and CBP traction was performed. The patient’s x-rays demonstrated a decrease in severity of translation at all three levels of spondylolisthesis.

Conclusion: In this case, the use of chiropractic including adjustments, exercise, and CBP traction reduced the severity of translation in degenerative spondylolisthesis.  Further research is recommended.

Author keywords: Chiropractic BioPhysics, chiropractic, degenerative, spondylolisthesis, traction, adjustment, vertebral subluxation, exercise

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