Spondylolisthesis 2017-10-25T21:32:19+00:00


What is Spondylolisthesis

This is a condition in which one bone in your back (also known as a vertebra) slides forward over the bone below it. It most often occurs in the lower spine usually the lowest joint L5 that moves with the sacrum underneath it also known as the lumbo-sacral joint. In some cases, this may lead to your spinal cord or nerve roots being squeezed.

The bones in your spine come together at several small joints that keep the bones lined up while still allowing them to move. Spondylolisthesis is caused by a problem with one or more of these small joints that allows one bone to move out of line.

Symptoms of this condition

Sometimes when a vertebra slips out of place, you may have no symptoms at all or no symptoms until years later. Then, you may have pain in your low back or buttock. Muscles in your leg may feel tight or weak. You may even limp.

This can cause back pain and numbness or weakness in one or both legs. In rare cases, it can also lead to losing control over your bladder or bowels. See a doctor right away if you begin losing bladder or bowel control.

Treatments we provide for Spondylolisthesis

  • Rehabilitation exercise
  • 1:1 pilates
  • Core condtioning
  • Tailored exercise regime
  • Weight loss (where indicated)
  • Flexion foraminal gapping
  • MET (muscle energy techniques encouraging flexion)
  • IN extreme cirumstances surgey maybe indicated

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