It is amazing how this instability problem can be alleviated with excellent relief of symptoms by getting patients to follow a strict flexion exercise program for at least 3 months. The objective is for patients to 'splint' their own spine by strengthening abdominal and spinal muscles.

Extension of the spine should be avoided, especially hyperextension. Gravity traction might help. Recourse to lumbar corsets or surgery (for spinal fusion) should be resisted although it is appropriate in a few severe intractable cases.

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