Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that causes vertebra to shift to one side of the body. This condition can cause back pain, leg pain, and severely restrict your activity level. At The Spine Center, we’re committed to helping you get active again. We use minimally invasive procedures to fight spondylolisthesis, so you can have a straight spine and a healthy, pain-free back.

What is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is a defect in which one bone in your back slides over the bone below it. This tends to occur mostly in the lower spine, and can cause the nerves or spinal cord to be pinched. With spondylolisthesis, you can experience severe discomfort and even weakness all the way down through your legs.

Spondylolisthesis can occur for any number of reasons. It could be caused by a defective joint you’ve had since birth, or it could be that the joint was damaged in an accident.

Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis

The best way to determine if you suffer from spondylolisthesis is to schedule an appointment at The Spine Center. Doctor Saqib Siddiqui can determine your exact spine condition and the best plan for correcting it.

There are many common signs and symptoms of spondylolisthesis you can look for. These include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Tight muscles
  • Pain and weakness in your legs
  • Stiffness
  • Thigh and buttocks discomfort
  • Tenderness

Spondylolisthesis Treatment

At The Spine Center, Doctor Saqib Siddiqui treats spondylolisthesis with the latest minimally invasive techniques. Because we use minimally invasive techniques rather than conventional back surgery, many of our patients report:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Decreased need for post-op pain medication

Spondylolisthesis isn’t to be taken lightly. This severe spine condition is serious, so it’s best to call (210) 963-7093 or schedule an appointment online as soon as you can.

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