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Bone disease and fractures can also cause spondylolisthesis

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Physical therapy exercises may be recommended to stretch and strengthen the muscles of the lower back. In some spondylolisthesis cases, the Sports and Spine specialist may also recommend avoiding contact sports for a period of time, or wearing a back brace to limit spine movement.

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What are the symptoms?
The most common symptom of a spondylolisthesis is . This is often worse after exercise, especially with extension of the lumbar spine. Other symptoms include tightness of the hamstrings and decreased range of motion of the lower back. Some patients can develop pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs due to the anterior slippage of the vertebra causing nerve compression. Severe compression of the nerves can cause loss of control over bowel or bladder function, or cauda equine syndrome, although this is extremely rare.

Background Management of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis is controversial


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X-ray examination gives the opportunity to grade a spondylolisthesis by severity into four groups. The grade of displacement of the vertebral body is given by dividing the vertebra below into quarters, and each quarter represents a grade. For example, a displacement of two quarters is a grade two spondylolisthesis.

Physical therapy treatments for spondylolisthesis - Original content

Your doctor may also order an (magnetic resonance imaging scan). The MRI machine uses magnetic waves rather than X-rays to show the soft tissues of the body. It can help in the diagnosis of spondylolisthesis. It can also provide information about the health of nerves and other soft tissues.

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Congenital and pathologic types are very rare. Risk factors that increase the likelihood of a degenerative spondylolisthesis occurring are increased BMI, age, and the angle of the lumbar lordosis in females (but not males according to a study by Jacobsen et al 2007). Other risk factors include a history of repetitive trauma or hyperextension of the lower back or lumbar spine. such as gymnasts, weight lifters and football linesmen who have large forces applied to the spine during extension are at greater risk for developing isthmic spondylolisthesis as are Alaskan Eskimos (Yochum & Rowe, 2004).

Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis - USC Spine Center

The most common type of spondylolisthesis in the younger population is Isthmic, whereas in the older population the degenerative type is more common. Some individuals may have a spondylolisthesis, but with no symptoms and others may have , made worse by extension of the spine.

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back - OrthoInfo - AAOS

, either interlaminal or transforaminal, performed under fluoroscopic guidance can help with severe radicular (leg) pain. Surgery to fuse the slipped disc may be needed if severe pain is present that does not get better with conservative treatment, a severe slip of the vertebra, or neurological changes. are also used in the treatment of spondylolisthesis and the instability that is often associated with it. These dextrose injections strengthen the supporting ligaments to stabilise the intervertebral segment.