I also had spondy at both the L4/5 and L3/4 levels at separate times.

Spondylosis is a term used to describe bony overgrowths of the vertebrae which form the spinal column. It has previously been known as spinal osteoarthritis although this is not technically accurate.

i have looked through and i was diagnosed with Isthmic Spondylolisthesis.

Sciatica, internal bleeding (some nice yellow spots on my lower back) and became practically immobile thanks to a college coach who "didn't believe in injuries" and forced me to play/practice until I woke up one morning and literally could not get out of bed.

I have tried just about every form of treatment for my back outside of an inversion table.

during the day.Do be careful of a chiropractor, however, with spondy.

Do some sporting good stores have them set up for testing (I'd imagine not for insurance reasons).

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The person I trust most told me not to use it, thus, why it is still in the box, two years this month!

I have or had spondylolisthesis -- in any case I had fusion for spondy and was advised not to use it as it would put undue stress on other areas of the spine, and it would not be helpful in the work we were doing to equalize my postural misalignments.

I have never heard or read of a trial period.

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It is more like a very gradual process...maybe in a month you'd be able to see a difference...maybe.

I think you are doing well if you can swim and play basketball without aggravating your spondy....swimming in particular can be harmful to those with spondy due to the position of extension the back is held in -- especially while reaching outward with the arms while kicking, and any type of swimming on the stomach.

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