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Spondylolisthesis

Misalignment of Spinal Bones

Spondylolisthesis affects an estimated 5 to 7% of the population and can cause considerable pain and dysfunction. Spondylolisthesis can occur anywhere in the spinal column, but it’s most common in the lower back (lumbar spine).

People with this condition have a vertebra (spinal bone) that slides forward or backward relative to the bones adjacent to it. This misalignment of the spinal bones can put pressure on spinal nerves, resulting in pain and weakness. Spondylolisthesis may also cause muscle spasms, and radiating nerve pain in the legs and feet.

Many patients we see at Integrated Pain Solutions have previously gone through numerous types of treatments that have failed to alleviate their pain. As pain management specialists, we understand – and we can help. Call us to schedule your appointment: (614) 383-6450.

What Causes Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis can be caused by conditions such as:

  • Acute trauma
  • Tissue damage from repetitive movements especially repetitive extension as is common in cheerleading, gymnastics, ballet, and figure skating
  • Degenerative changes associated with age

Spondylolisthesis can affect people of all ages. It often co-occurs or is preceded by other health conditions like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, spondylosis (a spinal stress fracture), or degenerative disc disease. 

Spondylolisthesis Treatment

Spondylolisthesis treatment strategies vary, depending on the individual. Lifestyle modification, including weight loss, exercise, postural re-training, and ergonomic modifications, may be highly effective in helping patients overcome symptoms. Physical therapy and pain-relieving therapies may also be part of a treatment plan.

Is Spondylolisthesis Causing You Pain?
Schedule Your Consultation

If you have spondylolisthesis – or any type of debilitating back pain – you need to see a pain management specialist. Complete the form below, or call today to schedule your consultation: (614) 383-6450.

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