Lumbar Spondylolisthesis is spinal condition that involves the forward or backward slippage of a vertebra onto the bone directly underneath it. While this can occur anywhere along the spine, the lower back, or lumbar spine, is the most vulnerable area. In some individuals, this causes no symptoms, whereas others may experience back and leg pain. If left untreated, spondylolisthesis has the potential to result in spinal deformities, a narrowing of the spinal canal or compression of the nerve roots. Fortunately, a combination of therapeutic and surgical techniques can be used effectively to provide relief.
Lumbar spondylolisthesis may occur due to a variety of reasons and can affect people of all ages. Some of the most common causes of this condition include:
Most individuals can live with lumbar spondylolisthesis for many years without showing symptoms. While symptoms can vary depending on the severity of your condition, some of the most common signs are:
Depending on the severity of your pain and the condition of your vertebra, treatments will vary. Nonsurgical methods can be effective at relieving pain and encouraging the vertebra to shift back into place. Here are some common treatment options for lumbar spondylolisthesis that may be beneficial for you:
When considering surgery for your lumbar spondylolisthesis, contact a trusted and experienced neurosurgeon. Dr. Adam Lewis has extensive training in multiple spinal treatment techniques, even developing specialized equipment for various procedures, and has taught technical surgical courses to other surgeons across the United States. The operations can be performed under moderate sedation rather than general anesthesia. You’re in good hands at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic.
Contact us today to learn more about lumbar spondylolisthesis or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. We’ll find a solution that works for you. Call us at (601) 366-1011.