Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a common spinal condition that can cause discomfort and limit your mobility. At RelievUS, we understand the impact that spondylolisthesis can have on your daily life, and our team of experienced pain management specialists is here to provide you with effective and personalized solutions for managing your pain and restoring your quality of life.

What is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that occurs when one vertebra slips forward over the one below it. This displacement can lead to compression of the spinal nerves, causing pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower back and legs. Spondylolisthesis is classified into different grades based on the severity of the slip:

  • Grade 1: 25% slip
  • Grade 2: 26-50% slip
  • Grade 3: 51-75% slip
  • Grade 4: 76-99% slip
  • Grade 5: Complete slip (100% slip)

Causes and Risk Factors:

Spondylolisthesis can occur due to various factors, including:

  • Congenital: Some individuals may have a defect in the vertebrae from birth that predisposes them to spondylolisthesis.
  • Degenerative: As we age, the discs and joints in the spine can wear down, leading to instability and slippage.
  • Traumatic: Injuries or accidents can cause fractures in the vertebrae, leading to spondylolisthesis.
  • Isthmic: This type is often seen in athletes and is caused by a stress fracture in the pars interarticularis, a small bone bridge between the vertebrae.
  • Pathological: Certain conditions, such as tumors or infections, can weaken the vertebrae and lead to slippage.

Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis:

The symptoms of spondylolisthesis can vary depending on the severity of the slip and the affected nerves. Common symptoms include:

  • Lower Back Pain: Chronic, dull, or sharp pain in the lower back that may radiate to the buttocks and thighs.
  • Radicular Pain: Pain that radiates down one or both legs, following the path of the affected nerves.
  • Numbness and Tingling: Sensations of pins and needles in the legs, feet, or toes.
  • Muscle Weakness: Weakness or difficulty moving the affected leg or foot.
  • Changes in Posture: Spondylolisthesis can lead to changes in posture, such as a forward-leaning or swayed back.

Effective Spondylolisthesis Relief at RelievUS:

At Relievus, we offer a comprehensive and tailored approach to managing spondylolisthesis. Our team of pain management specialists will work closely with you to understand the specific cause of your spondylolisthesis and create a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs. We offer a range of minimally invasive procedures, such as epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks, to provide targeted pain relief and reduce inflammation. We believe in addressing the root cause of your pain and focusing on improving your overall well-being.

Take the First Step Towards Spondylolisthesis Relief:

Don't let spondylolisthesis control your life. Schedule a consultation with our expert team at RelievUS and take the first step towards finding relief. We are committed to helping you regain your comfort, mobility, and overall well-being. Contact us today to book your appointment and start your journey towards a pain-free life.

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