What is Spondylolisthesis?
One potential cause of back pain is spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is a type of orthopedic injury that occurs when a vertebra in the spine slips out of place. Spondylolisthesis most commonly develops at the base of the spine.
The SOS back pain specialists are experienced in providing care and treatment for spondylolisthesis. For total orthopedic care and symptom relief for spondylolisthesis...
There are multiple potential spondylolisthesis causes. Common causes of spondylolisthesis include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Being born with a defective vertebra
- Breaking a vertebra from an accident or forceful impact
- Additionally, spondylolisthesis is more common in children who participate in sports, especially gymnastics
Spondylolisthesis symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Lower back pain
- Muscle stiffness and tightness
- Leg pain that runs down the legs (caused by pressure on nerve roots)
Spondylolisthesis treatments vary depending severity. An SOS back pain specialist will provide the individualized attention that you or your loved one deserves. An SOS specialist will get a thorough understanding of your spondylolisthesis and related symptoms, developing a personalized treatment plan.
Common spondylolisthesis treatments include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Physical therapy
- Surgery, when necessary
For patients whose condition does not improve from physical therapy, spondylolisthesis surgery may be necessary. Spondylolisthesis surgery can provide back pain relief, and may restore a patient's ability to perform certain tasks or movements.
The SOS team of surgeons are experienced in spondylolisthesis surgery. The SOS team provides every patient with total orthopedic care, providing the care you or your loved one need before and after spondylolisthesis surgery.
Spondylolisthesis is a Possible Cause of Back Pain. Request an Appointment with SOS Today
If you or a loved one experience back pain and other spondylolisthesis symptoms, the SOS team of specialists and surgeons may be able to provide sought after symptom relief.