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Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra slips forward over the vertebra below it, causing pain and nerve compression.

How It Develops

Spondylolisthesis can develop from several causes, including congenital spine defects, degenerative spine conditions, traumatic injuries, and stress fractures. It often results from wear and tear on the spine due to aging, repetitive activities, or acute trauma

Common Symptoms of Arthritic Back Pain

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain that radiates to the legs (sciatica)
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs
  • Muscle weakness in the lower extremities
  • Difficulty walking or standing for long periods
  • Tight hamstring muscles

Who It Affects

Spondylolisthesis affects individuals of all ages, but it is most common in older adults due to degenerative changes in the spine. Athletes involved in sports that put stress on the lower back, such as gymnastics and weightlifting, are also at higher risk.

Impact on Daily Life

Spondylolisthesis can significantly affect daily life, making activities like walking, standing, and even sitting uncomfortable. The pain and nerve symptoms can interfere with sleep, work, and physical activities, reducing overall quality of life.

Risks of Untreated Arthritic Back Pain

If left untreated, spondylolisthesis can lead to chronic pain, significant nerve damage, and permanent disability. Severe cases may result in loss of bladder or bowel control and severe neurological deficits. Early treatment is crucial to prevent these complications and improve outcomes.

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If you suspect spondylolisthesis, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Schedule an appointment with our expert spine surgeons for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

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