Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs in the lumbar vertebrae, or lower back, although it can also occur in other areas of the spine. The condition itself occurs when a spinal vertebra slips out of alignment, and it is sometimes caused by other degenerative conditions, trauma to the spine, or serious diseases, like cancer. It’s also a fairly common condition and affects an estimated 5 percentof Americans.
Types of Spondylolisthesis
There are five types of spondylolisthesis, including the following:
• Dysplastic spondylolisthesis
• Isthmic spondylolisthesis
• Degenerative spondylolisthesis
• Traumatic spondylolisthesis
• Pathologic spondylolisthesis
Individuals suffering from spondylolisthesis may experience a number of different symptoms, including back pain, a change in posture, trouble walking, or leg pain. Other symptoms might include reduced spinal movement, a limited ability to flex hips, or abnormal spinal curvature. Additionally, if spondylolisthesis affects the nerves, individuals could experience tingling or numbness in their legs or arms.
Spondylolisthesis Diagnosis and Treatment
If you think you might have spondylolisthesis, it's important to seek medical attention to get a correct diagnosis. That’s where the professionals atCentral NJ Spine can help. Our team of experienced doctors specializes in diagnosing and treating spondylolisthesis. When you visit our office for a consultation, one of our doctors will meet with you to discuss your medical history and any symptoms you might be experiencing. From there, wewill propose a treatment plan specially crafted to treat your particular condition. Whether you just need some pain medication, a back brace, an MRI, or surgery to treat your condition, you can rest assured that our doctors will do everything they can to help get you back to enjoying life.
Schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today. Call Central NJ Spine at 201-371-6004.