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What is retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
A backward spinal sl: Your spine vertebra don't line up front back and one has slipped back this is a different condition than the commonly treated anterior slipping they have different treatment algorithms and prognosis general part of segmental degeneration a levels higher than l3.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
An x-ray finding of : Instability in the spine due to disc degeneration that may or may not cause any symptoms.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can be done about retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
May not need to fix: In retrolisthesis, the bone on top shifts backwards (posterior), the opposite of spondylolisthesis. Most of the time, a retrolisthesis is an incidental finding that in itself needs no treatment. It is a sign of degeneration. Unless there is pressure on the nerves or instability, no treatment is needed.
Last updated Jun 20, 2016


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