This term is almost always used to describe typical forward.
Spondylolisthesis can cause spasms that stiffen the back and tighten the hamstring muscles, resulting in changes to posture and gait.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one of the vertebra slips over the vertebra below it. There are various causes. A common cause of spondylolisthesis is a stress fracture in a part of a vertebra (isthmic spondylolisthesis). Spondylolisthesis can also occur as a result of age-related degenerative changes in the spinal discs or vertebrae (degenerative spondylolisthesis).
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is most sensitive in demonstrating soft tissues and ascertaining the presence of central and foraminal stenosis. It also can demonstrate endplate reactive changes (Modic types I and II) observed in individuals with degenerative spondylolistheses. Use of MRI in isthmic and dysplastic types is limited.
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Neurologic signs often correlate with the degree of slippage and involve motor, sensory, and reflex changes corresponding to nerve-root impingement (usually S1). Progression of listhesis in these young adults usually occurs in the setting of bilateral pars defects and can be associated with the following physical findings:
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Lumbar fusion is being performed with more frequency across the United States, with considerable regional variation. These variations have been attributed to a multitude of factors, from advancements in instrumentation to the understanding of bone healing. Lack of clearly defined indications for fusion has been another contributing factor. The evidence in support of fusion for spondylolistheses types I, II, IV, and V and iatrogenic spondylolisthesis is strong. Some controversy exists regarding persons with degenerative-type slips (type III), degenerative scoliosis, and mechanical back pain.
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Some surgeons attempt to reduce the spondylolisthesis in order improve the overall sagittal alignment and spinal biomechanics. This has the benefit of improving standing posture and placing less strain on the posterior fusion mass and spinal hardware reducing the incidence of nonunion and spondylolisthesis progression. The quoted rate of transient or permanent nerve-root injury associated with reduction is 5-30%.
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Biomechanical factors are significant in the development of spondylolysis leading to spondylolisthesis. Gravitational and postural forces cause the greatest stress at the pars interarticularis. Both lumbar lordosis and rotational forces are also believed to play a role in the development of lytic pars defects and the fatigue of the pars in the young. An association exists between high levels of activity during childhood and the development of pars defects. Genetic factors also play a role.