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What Causes Spondylolisthesis
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
Without question: The spine must support the weight of the body. Most people who who are over weight have the weight in their abdomen. They also then do stoop and not stand up properly. They tend to sit for long periods with poor back support. They have poor core strength with enormous stress on the low back with minimal help from the stomach muscles. This forces the lower back forward off of the pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Obesity plays a role in back pain in general and now you are adding an unstable level. It may also signify a lack of regular exercise as well which is a factor. Secondary to the obesity may be diabetes which can affect your nerves directly and lead to a neuropathy which may compound any stenosis symptoms if present with the spondylolisthesis level. ...Read more
Can spondylolisthesis be caused by standing stationary on an 11, 000 lb forklift that can reach speeds up to 8mph, that also has no suspension while being exposed to temperatures up to 112 degrees in conjunction with getting on and off this machine to lif
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lumbar retrolisthesis vs spondylolisthesis. What are the mechanics? How does it happen? Can a fall cause it? Does it cause back pain?
Typically a : Retrolisthesis is due to degenerative changes leading to this instability pattern. A spondylolisthesis can occur by the same mechanism or by trauma or genetic in nature. Since there are abnormal mechanics leading to this, they remain abnormal and can lead to pain in back or even radicular symptoms due to nerve irritation, development of spinal or foramenal stenosis or possibly disc herniation. ...Read more
Would Spina Bifida Occulta cause Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1.
Are they both related? Thanks
Possibly: Spina Bifida occulta is often an incidental finding when someone develops back pain and has an x-ray done. This is due to incomplete fusion of the spinous process. This area of the spine usually does not result in instability but if there were other defects, such as the pars, then this could result in the slippage you are describing. Discuss with your Doc. ...Read more
Can spondylolisthesis in L4-L5 and. S1 with pinched nerve cause thigh swelling especially if continuously sitting? Dx 10/1/16
Can lumbar spondylolisthesis & L4 bilateral pars defect w/ mild neural foramina stenosis cause tiny focal lesions in brain or is it 2 diff things?
Different things: Those are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life .My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?
I have 1. Grade 2 spondylolisthesis of L5 over l1. 2. Mild unequal leg length 3. Deviation of nose and have a bit of facial asymmetry. Would these be interrelated? Would this cause muscle pain in luq?
Probably not: Mild leg length inequality, deviated nasal septum and facial assymetry are very common. So, those traits are difficult to associate with gr ii listhesis, which is not very common in a young person like yourself. Anterior abdominal pain is unlikely to be related to it either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam, radiographs: A careful physical may pick it up, but in most cases the deformity is not visible to the eye. Plain radiographs (x-rays) show the slip (spondylolisthesis). If done standing, they can show subtle slips that go away while lying down. Mri and ct are helpful if there are nerve symptoms (like leg pain, numbness, weakness) and if surgery is being considered. Bone scan is sometimes used too. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
None to varied: There are several types of spondylolisthesis these can have no symptoms to varying types of back &/or leg pain with or without any numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. 70% of the degenerative or acquired type & 90% of the congenital type are treated non operatively, the pain is usually worse with activity & better with rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied: The natural history of spondylolisthesis is somewhat difficult to predict and may be somewhat dependent on the underlying causes of the misalignment. Also the current degree of misalignment and if there is instability also play a part. Core stabilization exercises, physical fitness and weight management are important in maintaining he issue and potentially preventing progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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