It uplifts and supports the abdomen, thereby unloading the effects of gravity on the discs. They write, "Our results suggest that the majority of these patients may be stable and do not develop progression of disease or catastrophic neurologic deficits.
Superficial heat causes a reflex postganlionic sympathetic nerve activity to the smooth muscles of the blood vessels, thereby supplying more blood to the muscles.
The greater the posterior displacement, the more significant it is for producing a dysfunctional spinal cord or even a cauda equina syndrome.
If either translation or angular change is determined from flexion to extension to the degree shown in the table below, then Category IV instability is present. Microcurrent therapy Microcurrent therapy can reduce swelling and inflammation, mask acute pain, release muscle trigger points, control pain, stimulate tissue repair and improve soft tissue regeneration.
The study is one of the few to look at the "natural history" of cervical spondylolisthesis. Retrolisthesis: An update. J Orthop Sci.
It provides support and reassurance to the patient, especially beneficial in acute lumbago or disc lesions.