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What pregnancy risks does spondylolisthesis pose?

What pregnancy risks does spondylolisthesis pose?

None: There is usually no risk other than possibly some increased risk of some back pain during the pregnancy.

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone (spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is there any surgery to fix a Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 and L5 with a bilateral pars defects on L4?

Is there any surgery to fix a Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 and L5 with a bilateral pars defects on L4?

Yes: Yes. There are several options. The gold standard is traditionally a decompression and fusion of one form or another. There are many non surgical options as well.

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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.

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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.

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My fusion at s1l5 was fused with a anterolisthesis because they couldn't get it to go back in line with rest of back but why in an MRI does it appear s?

My fusion at s1l5 was fused with a anterolisthesis because they couldn't get it to go back in line with rest of back but why in an MRI does it appear s?

Don't know MR=S: Not familiar with the"s". It is common that a spondyo. Is not able to b reduced, but a solid fusion will still handle the instability ; pain.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me what grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 on s1 indicates?

Spondylolisthesis: This refers to a less than 25% slippage of the L5 vertebra in relation to s1. Increasing grades denote worse slippage.

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Can you tell me what "pars defects at L5 with 4-5mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1" mean?

Can you tell me what "pars defects at L5 with 4-5mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1" mean?

Chronic fractures: A part of the L5 vertebral body, the pars articularis, has fractured on both sides and because of this the L5 vertebral body has been able to move forward in relation to s1, which is located directly below L5 (see picture). These fractures are most often chronic and its possible may have been present even since childhood.

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What does Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1 secondary to bilateral pars defects mean?

Spondylolisthesis: Isthmic spondylolisthesis is another term for what you are describing. Basically one of the vertebrae is shifted foreword over the other. What has caused this condition in your case is a "defect" if the pars interarticularis, which usually stabilizes the spine. This condition can be associated with back and leg pain and difficulty standing or walking for long periods. Many treaent options.

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What is the treatment for grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1?

Varies: It really is based on symptoms. If symptoms are mild, no treatment necessarily needed. If increased back or leg pain or difficulty walking, the progressively more involved options include medications, therapy, chiropractic, interventional pain managemt; or in severe cases that fail non- operative care: surgery.

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Spondylolisthesis with flexion. Extension level 3.55 mm of anterolisthesis. Flexion is 5.99, neutral 3.77 mm, mod central stenosis. L4-5 anterolisthes?

Spondylolisthesis with flexion. Extension level 3.55 mm of anterolisthesis. Flexion is 5.99, neutral 3.77 mm, mod central stenosis. L4-5 anterolisthes?

Spondylolisthesis: This is an MRI report of the low back which shows moderate narrowing of the spinal canal at the lumbar 4/5 level. In addition, there is a small slip with instability at the lumbar 4/5 level. This is arthritis which often causes pain in the low back with bending and stooping. The pain may radiate into the calf, ankle or big toe. There may be numbness too. See a neurosurgeon for treatment.

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Hello, I had an Mri and would like to know what I should do. It's says interval increase in grade 1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1 currently measuring. 4cm?

Hello, I had an Mri and would like to know what I should do. It's says interval increase in grade 1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1 currently measuring. 4cm?

Discuss it with your: Doctor. Imaging tests have to be interpreted in light of symptoms and physical exam findings to know if they are important to your condition.

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What causes spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of one vertebrae over another. Causes can be degenerative arthritis, trauma/fracture, congenital, or stress fracture of the pars intraarticularis which is often caused by sports involving hyperextension of the back.

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What causes spondylolisthesis?

What causes spondylolisthesis?

Bad back: Spondylolisthesis is a forward sliding of a vertebra, typically in the low back. It is caused by a number of things including chronic poor posture and obesity. Congenital defects, osteopenia and osteoporosis can also make you more susceptible.

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Grade 1 anterolisthesis C7 on t 1 what area does that affect?

Most likely: The cause is mild movement of c7 on t1 because of degenerative changes in the disc/posterior bony structures of the c7/t1 fact articulation. This may produce no symptoms or may be a cause of neck/arm pain. Your symptoms have to be correlated with the results of the scan.

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Dr. James Krick
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