Spondylolisthesis

Overview

Spondylolisthesis is a condition where the bone of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of position. The team of spine physicians and specialists at Coastal Spine are experienced in performing spondylolisthesis treatments and have several methods to help provide patient wellness.

Causes

Spondylolisthesis can result from several different causes:

  • For children, this can be a birth defect or from trauma.
  • For adults, the most common cause of the slip is degenerative diseases.
  • Other causes can be bone diseases, traumatic fractures and stress fractures. 

Spondylolisthesis Symptoms

  • Low back ache
  • Pain depending on fracture location
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of range-of-motion

Diagnosis

The first step to begin diagnosing spondylolisthesis is a physical exam by one of our physicians. Spondylolisthesis can also be diagnosed by X-ray, MRI, or CT scan.

Spondylolisthesis Treatment

Coastal Spine has developed several spondylolisthesis treatments, including: