Fortunately, the majority of cases respond to conservative treatment.

The most common symptom of spondylolisthesis is low back pain. Many times a patient can develop the lesion (spondylolysis) between the ages of five and seven and not present symptoms until they are 35-years-old, when a sudden twisting or lifting motion will cause an acute episode of back and leg pain.

What Are The Symptoms Of Spondylolysthesis?
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Isthmic spondylolisthesis is a caused by a stress fracture in a part of a vertebra. (A crack in a vertebra, without slippage, is called spondylolysis.) A crack in a vertebra often doesnt heal because of the constant stress on the lower back.


How Is Spondylolisthesis Diagnosed?

How Is Spondylolysthesis Treated?
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In general, physicians use the Meyerding Grading System for classifying slips. This is a relatively easy to understand system. Slips are graded on the basis of the percentage that one vertebral body has slipped forward over the vertebral body below. Thus a Grade I slip indicates that 1-24% of the vertebral body has slipped forward over the body below. Grade II indicates a 25-49% slip. Grade III indicates a 50-74% slip and Grade IV indicates a 75%-99% slip. If the body completely slips off the body below it is classified as a Grade V slip, known as spondyloptosis.


Spondylolysis and Spondylolysthesis

The ligaments, which connect bones together, are arranged in layers and run in multiple directions. connect the bones of the lumbar spine to (the bone below L5) and pelvis.

Between the vertebrae of each spinal segment are two .

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The of the lumbar spine, L5, connects to the top of the sacrum, a triangular bone at the base of the spine that fits between the two pelvic bones.

Each vertebra is formed by a round block of bone, called a vertebral body. A attaches to the back of the vertebral body.

This is known as adult isthmic spondylolisthesis

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Each spinal segment includes two vertebrae separated by an intervertebral disc, the nerves that leave the spinal cord at that level, and the facet joints that link each level of the spinal column.

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Why do I have this problem?

Spondylolisthesis may very rarely be congenital, which means it is present at birth.