Yoga, Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis

Questions Answered Here

See below for simple and clear differentiation of spondylosis, spondylitis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. The first two conditions are covered in our arthritis section (to be complete in mid-November). The last two are covered here.

  1. What is meant by each of the following medical terms: spondylosis, spondylitis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?
  2. Where in the body do spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis normally occur?
  3. Who is at increased risk for these conditions?
  4. What is a common cause?
  5. What are potential symptoms?
  6. Describe four cautions for working with a student with these conditions.
  7. How might yoga help?
  8. What poses and types of sequences might you consider?

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