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Doctor insights on: Anterolisthesis And Pregnancy

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How does degenerative spondylolisthesis affect pregnancy?

It does not: Degenerative spondylolisthesis usually is not seen before age 50. While is rarely occurs earlier, it should have no direct affect on pregnancy. ...Read more

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How will degenerative spondylolisthesis affect a pregnancy?

How will degenerative spondylolisthesis affect a pregnancy?

Not much: Most of these are mild deformities i. Terms of degree of slip. There may be some increased back pain with a change in terms of loss of your core muscle support and center of gravity as the pregnancy progresses but it should not affect the pregnancy or birth or even the utilization of an epidural. A pregnancy harness may help as you progress with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

Low: Although spondylolisthesis was first discovered by an obstetrician and thought to interfere with pregnancy and delivery, it rarely prevents a woman from bearing and delivering a child. Back and leg pain during pregnancy are common, and may not be due to the spondylolisthesis. ...Read more

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I have anterolisthesis at the L5/S1 level. What is that and can it be reversed?

I have anterolisthesis at the L5/S1 level. What is that and can it be reversed?

See below: A spinal listhesis means that your vertebral bodies or "back bones" are starting to shift relative to each other. Normally they are lined up. This can occur from a defect in the bone or advanced arthritis. This is a common finding for many patients and often doesn't cause a problem if you maintain good core strength. ...Read more

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Xray: What are "spondylisthesis", "retrolisthesis", and "anterolisthesis" ? Are they all the same thing?

Vertebral slippage: Spondylolisthesis refers to the forward (anterolisthesis) or backward (retrolisthesis) movement of one vertebral body relative to the vertebral body immediately below it. It can be a result of degenerative changes, prior direct trauma, repetitive micro trauma, birth defects and pathologic bone such as from tumor involvement. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with spondylolisthesis 9-10 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1, in neutral, flexion and extension. What "grade" does this mean?

"Probably" 3: The degree of a spondylolisthesis is measured not based on the mm of slippage, but rather percent of slippage. That takes out any errors due to magnification. Grade I is 0-25 percent, grade II is 25-50, Grsde III is 50-75 percent, and grade IV is 75-100 percent; the percent is based upon what percent one vertebrae is shifted over the other. Usually a 9 mm slip would be grade III, but can vary. ...Read more

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What does 25 mm anterolisthesis mean?

What does 25 mm anterolisthesis mean?

Anterolisthesis: Symptomatically, these types of slippage can cause back pain, difficulty walking or standing from compression of the nerve bundle in the spinal canal, as well as leg pain from narrowing of the canals on the sides of the spine that the nerves come out of. ...Read more

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What is facet hypertrophy with 2 mm anterolisthesis?

Malalignment: Degeneration of the spine occurs typically with some disk dehydration followed by facet joint enlargement (hypertrophy). In some patients this will lead to joint capsule laxity allowing the vertebrae to slide forward on the vertebrae below. This is called an anterolisthesis or spondylolisthesis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Slippage of one vertebral body over another ...Read more