Spondylolisthesis is a condition when the spine shifts from its normal position. Spondylolisthesis will cause unbearable pain. This condition can also affect all parts of the spine, starting from the top, middle, and bottom.

Spondylolisthesis is different from a herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) or ‘pinched nerve’. In HNP, only the pads that are located between the vertebrae are shifted and press on the nerves in the spine.

In many cases, complaints due to spondylolisthesis can be relieved by rest and exercise in the spine. However, this condition can also cause serious problems, from numbness to paralysis in the legs. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor once the symptoms of spondylolisthesis appear.

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Spondylolisthesis Symptoms

Spondylolisthesis does not always cause symptoms, so it is often not realized by the sufferer. However, severe spondylolisthesis is usually characterized by the following symptoms:

Low back pain (low back pain). Lower back pain that radiates to the toes (sciatica) Numbness or tingling from back to foot. Pain or tension in the muscles of the thighs and buttocks. Abnormalities in the curvature of the spine, such as kyphosis. A feeling of weakness or weakness in the legs.

Spondylolisthesis is different from a herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) or ‘pinched nerve’. In HNP, only the pads that are located between the vertebrae are shifted and press on the nerves in the spine.

In many cases, complaints due to spondylolisthesis can be relieved by rest and exercise in the spine. However, this condition can also cause serious problems, from numbness to paralysis in the legs. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor once the symptoms of spondylolisthesis appear.

Spondylolisthesis Causes

The causes of spondylolisthesis vary widely, including: Birth defects in the spine. Spinal cord injury that is sudden or repeated. Tumors on the spine. The erosion of the spine due to the aging process (degenerative). Cracks in the spine or spondylolysis.

Apart from the several causes above, there are a number of factors that can increase a person’s risk of experiencing spondylolisthesis, including: Suffering from joint or bone disease, such as arthritis and spondylolysis. Doing sports that put excessive pressure or stretch on the spine, such as gymnastics and weightlifting. Have a family who also has spondylolisthesis.

Spondylolisthesis is also known to be more common in women, especially those aged 50 years and over.

Spondylolisthesis Diagnosis

Spondylolisthesis specialist will first ask about the patient’s symptoms, then perform a physical examination, one of which is to ask the patient to raise the leg in a straight position. In many cases, people with spondylolisthesis will have difficulty doing it.

Furthermore, to confirm the diagnosis, the doctor performs an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan. This investigation aims to see if there is a shift or crack in the patient’s spine.

Spondylolisthesis Treatments

Spondylolisthesis treatments include medications, physiotherapy, injection, surgery.

Spondylolisthesis surgery

In severe spondylolisthesis or that does not improve after the above treatments, the doctor will recommend spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is also performed when the spine is displaced far enough or that it presses on the nerve.

Spinal surgery aims to return the spine to its normal position. This operation is performed using special bolts or using bone taken from other parts of the body.

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