Spondylolisthesis is a condition involving spine instability, which means the vertebrae move more than they should. A vertebra slips out of place onto the vertebra below may put pressure on a nerve, which could cause lower back pain or leg pain.

Types of spondylolisthesis

  • Congenital spondylolisthesis occurs when a baby’s spine doesn’t form the way it should before birth. The misaligned vertebrae put the person at risk for slippage later in life.
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis happens as a result of spondylolysis. The crack or fracture weakens the bone.
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis, the most common type, happens due to aging after the age 50 years and above and is more in women than in men. Over time, the disks that cushion the vertebrae lose water. As the disks thin, they are more likely to slip out of place.

In adults, spondylolisthesis is the result of abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones from conditions such as arthritis, trauma from an accident or injury, or the result of a fracture, tumor or bone abnormality.
Sports that place a great deal of stress on bones may cause additional deterioration, fractures and bone disease, which may cause the bones of the spine to become weak and shift out of place.

You may not experience any symptoms of spondylolisthesis. Some people have the condition and don’t even know it. If you do have symptoms, lower back pain is typically the main one. The pain may extend to the buttocks and down the thighs. You may also experience

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain that extends to the buttocks and thighs
  • Pain that worsens with activity
  • Stiff muscles, which can include tight hamstrings or muscle spasms in the hamstrings
  • Difficulty with standing or walking
  • Tired feeling, tingling, numbness, or weakness in legs
  • Curvature of the spine, also known as kyphosis

You may be more likely to develop spondylolisthesis due to:

  • Athletics: Young athletes (children and teens) who participate in sports that stretch the lumbar spine, such as gymnastics and football, are more likely to develop spondylolisthesis. The vertebra slippage tends to occur during children’s growth spurts. Spondylolisthesis is one of the most common reasons for back pain in teens.
  • Genetics: Some people with isthmic spondylolisthesis are born with thinner section of the vertebra called the pars interarticularis. This thin piece of bone connects the facet joints, which link the vertebrae directly above and below to form a working unit that permits movement of the spine. These thinner areas of vertebrae are more likely to fracture and slip. Degenerative spondylolisthesis also has a large genetic component.
  • Age: As we age, degenerative spine conditions can develop, which is when wear and tear on the spine weakens the vertebrae. Older adults with degenerative spinal conditions may be at higher risk for spondylolisthesis. It becomes more common after age 50.

You can take steps to reduce your risk of spondylolisthesis:

  • Do regular exercises for strong back and abdominal muscles.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight puts added stress on your lower back.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your bones well-nourished and strong

Complications of spondylolisthesis include chronic pain in the lower back or legs, as well as numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. Severe compression of the nerve can cause problems with bowel or bladder control, but this is very uncommon.

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