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What is Spondylolisthesis?
Spondylolisthesis is a chronic spinal condition characterized by the forward slipping of a lumbar vertebra. This abnormal vertebral displacement can cause a distortion in the shape of the spine, compressing the nerves within the spinal canal or between the vertebrae, leading to chronic pain. There are various causes of spondylolisthesis, including birth defects in children, the progression of spondylolysis in adults, sudden injuries to the spine, and normal age-related conditions such as arthritis and reduced disc elasticity.
Spondylolisthesis can result in chronic low back pain, which can significantly affect a patient’s ability to perform daily activities, such as sitting for prolonged periods at a desk or carrying out routine tasks and errands. If you are struggling with the pain caused by spondylolisthesis, contact the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine today to schedule an appointment with our experienced medical team. We can help you find relief from your pain and improve your quality of life.
What treatment options are available for spondylolisthesis?
Treatment options for spondylolisthesis are personalized to each individual based on the severity of their condition. Rest and over-the-counter medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may be effective for some patients, while others may require prescription pain medication or a back brace. Epidural steroid injections can also be used to reduce pain and inflammation.
Targeted physical therapy is a beneficial treatment option for most patients with spondylolisthesis. Physical therapy can help to strengthen important muscles in the back and core, providing effective support for the injured area of the spine.
In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to stabilize the lumbar spine and alleviate nerve compression. Spinal fusion surgery has a high success rate but requires a lengthy recovery process. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs to help you find relief from your pain and improve your quality of life.