The slipping of vertebrae in the lower back that causes back pain and pressure on the spinal nerves. This can be due to fractures or arthritis.BOOK A VISIT
Isthmic spondylolisthesis is usually caused in childhood from unrecognized fractures that never healed. Any level can have these pars fractures, but L5/S1 is the most common. Degenerative spondylolisthesis tends to affect older patients and is due to arthritis causing the facet joint to fail. Any level can be affected, but most commonly it affects the L4/5 level.
Answers to some of the most common questions patients ask about osteoporotic fractures.
It depends on the stability, and type of spondylolisthesis you have
Usually once the spine starts to slip, it progresses with time due to gravity. As the slip worsens the nerve compression gets worse
Yes, often patients with long term back pain have an isthmic spondylolisthesis that was caused by childhood sports