Spondylolisthesis is a kind of spinal disorder that occurs when the human vertebral bone moves or slips forward, concerning another vertebra. The term Listhesis stands for slipping forward. This ailment generally takes place either between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae or the ultimate lumbar vertebra and the sacrum. Here, the spine forms into an ‘S’ shape, and more stress is felt at this point.
It occasionally causes mild pain, which is usually neglected by the person concerned. The disorder is often revealed when the patient receives an X-ray report of his back for some other reason of discomfort. The quicker the vertebra slips, the more the patient feels the piercing pain in the spinal cord. Mild symptoms are also there, which relate to stiffness in the hamstring muscles. However, in this case, there may not be any pain in the nerve.
We have the best spinal surgeons in India. If you find the back pain unbearable, you should instantly consult one of them for the proper treatment. The physician will look for any previous back injuries. It combines with a physical examination as well, which are as follows:
- X-ray of the back portion
- CT and MRI
Follow Up Treatments
You may follow non-invasive treatments like physical therapy, holistic therapy, medications, etc., but it entirely depends upon the concerned surgeon. If the persistent pain and the back slippage continue, you might need to undergo invasive surgery to realign the vertebrae. This surgical process is called a laminectomy. It prevents the spinal canal from further narrowing and possible slippage in the future.
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