Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.


What is spondylolisthesis, and what are its symptoms?

Occurring when a vertebra slides forward or backward in your spine, spondylolisthesis can be caused by defects to the bone, surrounding tissue, trauma, or degenerative changes. Low back pain that worsens with activity is the most common symptom. However, some people have numbness, pain, or tingling in their lower extremities, as well as limited range of motion in the lower back.

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How is it diagnosed and treated?

Lateral X-rays of the spine can easily identify spondylolisthesis, and an MRI can spot any nerve-root compression. There are several treatments, including rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, epidural steroid injections, and, as a last resort, surgery.