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What is Spondylolisthesis?

Description of the disease:

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over the one below it. This occurs when one or both of the small joints in the back of the spine, called facet joints, are out of position and can't support the spine in a stable position.


  • By degree of vertebral displacement (I, II, III, IV)
  • By causes (degenerative, dysplastic, traumatic)


  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Painful cramps


Spondylolisthesis can be caused by various factors, including injury, spinal deformity, degenerative diseases.


  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI


Treatment of spondylolisthesis may include physiotherapy, wearing a brace, rehabilitation after surgery.


Maintaining proper posture and strengthening back muscles, preventing spinal injuries.


Spondylolisthesis is treated by a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.