Spondylolisthesis Treatment Plano TX

Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slides forward relative to the one below it, causing an abnormal alignment of the spine when viewed from the side. This misalignment can result from several causes, including trauma or degeneration. Spondylolisthesis can be congenital (present at birth) or develop in adolescence or adulthood. It can also result from physical stresses to the spine triggered by trauma, physical activity, or general wear and tear.

Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis

If you have spondylolisthesis, you may experience:

  • Pain in the extremities (if the spinal cord or nerve roots are compressed or irritated)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Thigh and/or buttock pain
  • Tight hamstrings
  • Abnormal spinal motion
  • There are also patients who do not have symptoms

Treatment of Spondylolisthesis

Non-surgical treatments may include:

  • Physical therapy and activity modification
  • Epidural steroid injection

For cases with severe pain not responding to therapy, if the slip is severe, or there are neurologic changes, surgical options may include:

  • Surgical fusion of the vertebra