SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

What is Spondylolisthesis?

In cases of Spondylolisthesis, one the spinal vertebrae slips forward out of place, offsetting the spinal column and putting pressure on the nerve. Spondylolisthesis usually occurs from injury or impact.

In addition to lower back pain, common symptoms of Spondylolisthesis include:

  • Soreness similar to a muscle strain
  • Pain in the lower back that radiates down into the legs and buttocks¬†
  • Symptoms will worsen when active and lessen when resting.
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Tightness in the back of the thigh

The most severe Spondylolisthesis patients can also experience paresthesia in the legs and cauda equina syndrome due to pressure on the spinal nerve.