Lumbar spondylolisthesis

This condition occurs when a vertebrae slips forward and out of place. What it feels like: Not everyone with lumbar spondylolisthesis experiences symptoms. Those who do most commonly feel:

  • Mild to severe back pain
  • Mild to severe leg pain
  • Leg weakness/numbness/tingling/pain
Who is affected? Cervical spondylosis is the result of normal aging. Also known as “arthritis of the neck” it refers to age-related, wear-and-tear changes that occur over time. How common is it? Approximately 4-6% of Americans have spondylolisthesis but most experience no symptoms. Risk factors:
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity
  • Arthritis
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery in some cases
      • Laminectomy
      • Spinal fusion

In spondylolisthesis, one of the bones in your spine — called a vertebra — slips forward and out of place. This may occur anywhere along the spine, but is most common in the lower back (lumbar spine). In some people, this causes no symptoms at all. Others may have back and leg pain that ranges from mild to severe. For more information click here: For more information click here:

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