Spondylolisthesis Overview Spondylolisthesis Causes & Symptoms Spondylolisthesis Diagnosis & Treatments

What is Spondylolisthesis?
The spine condition, spondylolisthesis is a result of one of the vertebrae in your spinal columns slipping out of place or alignment onto the vertebra below it. The word spondylolisthesis comes from the Greek words spondylos, meaning “spine or vertebra, “ and listhesis, meaning “to slip or slide.” If the vertebra slips too far, it could press on a spinal nerve and cause low back pain, numbness or weakness in one or both legs. In rare cases, it may even lead to losing control over your bladder or bowel. If this severe condition happens your should seek medical attention immediately.

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